Tuesday, January 08, 2008

More substance, please

Here's a link to the Register's editorial Sunday in anticipation of the coming primaries, calling for more substance from candidates. It begins a theme I suspect we'll develop further as the weeks go on, that in the wake of the disastrous Bush presidency both major parties are engaged in a messy and sometimes confusing process of rethinking and perhaps reconstituting themselves. The Democrats' New Deal coalition fell apart in the Reagan era, though Clinton was able to succed by trangulating. The Republicans' Reagan coalition is in trouble and there's no new Reagan on the horizon, leaving many Republican voters disrpirited.

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