Monday, February 27, 2006

What Do Democrats Stand For?

We need to get Democrats elected to political positions. In order to do this, we have to find candidates that can are electable. In order for a candidate to be electable, he/she will have to make compromises that will help them appeal to a wider constituency and get elected to office. But the burning question that seems to stir the most debate among our group is this: if the end-game is only getting a candidate into office, at what price do we pay to get that someone elected into office? If we have to give up the very principles that we hold dearest to our heart in order to get elected, is that acceptable? Is it possible to stand by your principles, and still get elected? What principles do we hold dearest to our hearts? Should that be our message?
I’m told there are many disillusioned Republicans right now who would vote for Democrats if they would just take a stand and stand for something….

1 comment:

Animal_Rollins_D-Menace said...

I think the strategy of finding a middle-of-the-roader is a losing one. In the wake of Watergate, when the Republican party was as good as dead, the Republicans nominated a lunatic, Ronald Reagan, and the rest is history.

Democrats must find candidates that some people REALLY WANT, not just the lesser-of-two-evils option.