Michael Cudahy writes that the Bush coalition is already in tatters. I agree that the challenge is to get Bush out of office and stop the deconstruction of the United States, yet that is only the first step. He goes on to provide a pragmatic description of the primary process that has, in recent years, torn the Democratic party to shreds and counsels patience.
One of the changes that I think is essential in the midst of the "you are with us or against" line drawn by the Bush Administration is the end of having to hate other Americans with whom you don't agree in order to be a Good American. That needs to start with people in the various candidates' camps, as well as the candidates themselves, recognizing that the worst thing to do is attack other candidates for the opportunity to challenge Bush in 2004. A substantive discussion of policy without the abrasiveness would be a big step in the right direction.
Then, we can deal in an organized way with the potential for an unprecedented theft of the election using electronic voting machines.Posted by Mitch Ratcliffe at October 24, 2003 09:55 AM | TrackBack