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To: bayourod
"That said, third parties have no hope to be anything except spoilers in very tight races. Actually join the Republican Party and work from the inside to make changes."

After more than thirty years as a registered Republican, and having worked in the campaigns of Nixon, Ford, Reagan (Governor and President) and countless others, I've seen the Republican Party become the Democratic Party of the late sixties.  They spend the country into debt. They are overly enthusiastic to compromise anything for a vote.  Their promises have no substance to support them.  Increasingly, voters are coming to realize the Republican Party is the other side of the same coin the Democratic Party is on.  I watched the southern states switch from Democrat to Republican in the sixties, seventies, and eighties.  They may have switched party affiliation, but they didn't change their government spending habits.

With both major parties suffering a disapproval rating of 60% among registered voters, there is an unorganized populist uprising take root.  Behind it all are many issues, but one rings a resounding toll among Democrats and Republicans alike.  Nearly 85% of registered voters are very displeased with the current policies surrounding illegal immigration.  There's a groundswell rising up, and neither major political party can dodge it much longer.

35 posted on 07/18/2005 12:05:34 PM PDT by backtothestreets
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To: backtothestreets
"Republican Party is the other side of the same coin the Democratic Party "

That's just Reform Party mantra. You guys are nothing but spoilers. You will never be in a position to make policy and you only deceive yourself if you think you can blackmail either Republican or Democrat candidates into taking positions that will cost them votes.

Serious candidates, as opposed to vanity candidates, have professional pollsters they listen to. The propaganda of professional fundraisers may find reception among the people from whom they are soliciting money, but fall on deaf ears of serious candidates.

36 posted on 07/18/2005 12:15:55 PM PDT by bayourod (There's nothing conservative about being Anti-business, Anti-Bush, Anti-14th, Anti-immigrant, Anti-f)
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