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Thread #72037   Message #1237890
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
31-Jul-04 - 01:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: Great Speech Mr. Kerry!
Subject: RE: BS: Great Speech Mr. Kerry!
There is only one way to get the larger changes, election reform, lobbyist reform... that is to join one of the parties and work from within. Remember that most of Kerry's platform has been taken from planks built by Dean from the left and Clarke from the right. Plus a heaping helping of Edward's positive approach. The Green party doesn't have a chance to develop a broad base because the other parites will simply adopt their good ideas. Kerry's platform represents a blending od the positions of a very broad group of people. Not enough dovishness for Kucinich not enough fight for Zel Miller. But, by far the party is together, partly because they want to win the election, partly because they want America to have a chance at the unity it had after 9/11.

Democrats can say all they want about Bush's policies. It just makes him dig in harder, but when the people on his own side of the aisle speak up, he listens.

If you want the Republicans to tone down their extreemism, join the Republicans and preach moderation. Same deal for the Democrats. Thats the only way to change things. Third parties have the same effect as special interest groups, they cannot weild political power.

Nader was more effective when he was writing books and leading lawsuits. The Greens are more effective when they educate than when they campaign.