The Democractic Party Is The Coalition Party
by Zeitgeist9000, Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 09:47:33 PM EST
With Ted Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama today, I realized that for the first time in a long time the national Democratic Party is a major coalition party with two separate wings: the moderate wing, headed by Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Bill Richardson, and the liberal wing, headed by Barack Obama, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry. What is new and exciting about the liberal wing is that thanks to Senator Obama, the liberals have BROAD crossover appeal, considering Obama's endorsements in Kathleen Sebelius (Kansas governor), Claire McCaskill (Missouri senator), Tim Johnson (South Dakota senator) and Janet Napolitano (Arizona senator). These states aren't Democratic friendly, having gone for Bush in the previous two election cycles.
This is a new and interesting time for the Democrats, and I think that for many years to come the Democratic Party will be a MAJOR force in the American political scene. I'm not advocating one candidate over another in the case, although I'm pretty sure Senator Clinton is going to win out, because if she didn't the moderate wing of the party would die along with her career. Our party is what the Republicans have been for quite sometime: a big tent party, where the independent voters will be happy to hangout and spend time....