by skeptic06, Tue Mar 07, 2006 at 10:03:39 AM EST
The SEIU boss and leader of the Change to Win group of unions who broke away from the AFL-CIO is saying that his union
will actively recruit and finance its own candidates, even if that means running them against Democratic incumbents in primaries or backing Republicans in general elections.
On the performance of the two parties,
Stern says Democrats haven't done enough to keep American jobs from going overseas, and while many Americans have lost faith in the Republicans to run the country, "people don't yet believe electing Democrats will make that much of a difference.''
Stern also says that Republicans are more adept at reaching ordinary voters. "The Democrats think elections are 'Jeopardy' or 'College Bowl' and Republicans think they are 'American Idol,''' he said.