Saturday, January 26, 2008

Fight, Fight!

Posted by Teresa at 2:00 PM

At the last Democratic debate we saw an extremely intense debate. It
almost came to the point where it was simply uncivil. Here is a heated
exchange from the debate:

The Republican debate didn't produce as much tension. It was frankly a
snoozer. Today Mike Huckabee praised the fact the Republicans haven't
digged into each other like the Dems:
"Those guys ought to be nice like us," he said. "That ought to tell
America vote for us, look how mean they are. Nicen up, like us! Of
course, we may get mean before its over so... I won't, of course.
But those other guys, they might."
Well, I wouldn't go as far to say everything is blooming up roses in the
Republican primary, since there's a huge divide between the social,
economic, and foreign policy conservatives.

It's funny how former President Bill Clinton is promising a love fest if Sen.
John McCain gets the nomination. Here's what he said:
"She and John McCain are very close," Clinton said. "They always
laugh that if they wound up being the nominees of their party, it
would be the most civilized election in American history, and they're
afraid they'd put the voters to sleep because they like and respect each
For some reason I don't believe him.

So I want to get your opinion about all the in-fighting that seems more
predominant in the Democratic Party, is it a good or bad thing? I know
some would say it leaves a sour taste and reflects poorly on the party.
I happen to think it shows more passion and makes for a more lively
debate, however, it has gotten out of hand. What do you think?


UJ on 2:54 PM, January 26, 2008 said...

Personally, I see it as a strategic problem. The Democrats already have a massive advantage with voter turn-out, 2-1 over Republicans in some primary districts, so a fiery debate doesn't do much to whip up a base that's clearly already whipped up. Second, the degree to which the Dems attack each other could hurt them after the convention, with both front-runners being so slandered and eviscerated to the electorate that neither can instill much confidence in the voters.

However, I thought Bill Maher made an excellent point on his show last night. He said he was glad that the Democrats are being so harsh because the usual problem with Democrats is they're so cowardly that they fold against even the softest of GOP attacks. By showing their teeth early, they're getting practice for what is sure to be a brutal general election campaign. It's an interesting point, but I'm not yet sure how much I would personally vest in this logic.

In the end, though, the decision on whether the Democrats fighting is a good thing or a bad thing will only be born out through the actions of the voters. Anything else is pure speculation.

AKILEZ on 9:11 PM, January 26, 2008 said...

Personally is it democratic or just politics?

The freedom is just a stone throw away but someone should face the recession and to be blame for the economics.

Good luck to the new president!!!

I hope America will vote the right person to be seated on the thrown of the white house

should the burning Bush continous to burn like wild flowers and it's still a long cold winter new england.


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