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Don’t Mirror the Republicans August 7, 2007

Posted by Jim Satterfield in Politics.
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This Washington Post piece by Martin O’Malley and Harold Ford is, like so many similar op-eds, pretty vague. But that isn’t really meant as a criticism. No one writes articles about capturing the center of the American electorate in order to make specific policy proposals. Honestly, in spite of criticisms otherwise I haven’t noticed the major Democratic candidates going as far to the left as the Republicans have gone to the right. And they desperately need to avoid any temptation to do so just to appeal to a perceived political base. It’s what the Republicans are putting as much effort as they can into and I hope that it comes back to haunt them in the general election. Many Americans are tired of the rule of the extremes and justifiably so.

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