140460Re: President candidates being out of touch
- Oct 1, 2012--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Robert Karl Stonjek" <stonjek@...> wrote:
> I'm sure that Americans could relate to a middle ground if it was done well enough and it could develop without people fretting over lost votes for their side, as with voting for Nader at the expense of the Democrats.DWZ:
That may be possible, but it would take time. A president elected by a middle-ground party in the USA in the near future would have trouble, because the House, Senate and Supreme court would still be populated from the other two parties. Because only 1/3, or whatever, of the congressional seats are filled at each election, and the slowness of Supreme Court changes, it would be years before such a middle-ground party could function without constant need for compromises with one or both of the other two.
Actually, I have always thought of the Democrats as more or less a middle-ground party when considered in relation to the varieties of undeniably left-wing and socialist parties in other nations around the world.
Donald W. Zimmerman
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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