Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I was wondering why I find Democratic leadership so obnoxious ...

... and this might be part of the answer.


Paul said...

I'm not sure I understand. Is the objection that Democrats are making moves designed to attract more voters, or that they are admitting it?

Rebecca C. Brown said...

More the latter, but also the former. The part that resonated with me primarily is that Democratic leadership seems like it's scrambling for a quick fix to earn offices. It's painfully obvious that they're trying to win, not based on their values but based on strategies. It's like when Mountain Dew realized, Hey, our product tastes like crap, but if we put a snowboard in every ad, then we might rake in some new consumers! Only more desperate.

They would be more appealing - both to their current and potential constinuencies - if they rode out the pendulum swing toward social conservativism, let the Republicans' failures speak loudly for themselves, and touted their core values.

But I'm not a political strategist, so what do I know?