Saturday, February 22, 2003

Who vs. who
It just seems like the Democrats can't get enough of the us vs. them strategy. In 2000, it was Al Gore's "People versus the Powerful." Of course, one had to muse about how someone who grew up in DC and attended St. Alban's represented the "people". Of course, the message ultimately failed and has since been criticized by Gore's running mate, Joe Lieberman.

Failing to learn from past mistakes seems to be a Democratic tendency (see McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis). Now, we have Senator Edwards hitting that same populist note. Edwards believes he can be "a champion for regular people." Ultimately that is up to the voters to decide, but I have my suspicions about whether a millionaire trial attorney will convince regular people he is one of them.

And, don't even get me started on the whole idea of this divisional politics. Suffice to say, I don't like it.


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