Thursday, January 20, 2005

"Third Way" Democrats

Does no one by myself see the inevitability of the transformation of the Democratic party? With brilliant and progressive leaders such as Evan Bayh, in addition to strong and respected advocates like Jim Wallis, why aren't more people jumping on the bandwagon?

The philosophy echoes the democratic party of the 50s and 60s--economically and diplomatically progressive but traditional on family and sexual issues. Especially in a place such as Kentucky, I see this philosophy as a breath of fresh air and, indeed, vital to the perpetuation of our party.

I know I am pro-civil union, but this is it; this is our future. There are Evangelical Christians buying into it; why can't we?

5 Comments:

Blogger lobejammer said...

We have another Bayh Blog at http://americansforbayh.blogspot.com that is updated on a regular basis. I agree with your view but don't underestimate the progressive wing. They're making a lot of noise and they may successfully put Dean as DNC chair.

January 25, 2005 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Daniel S. said...

welcome back, alex.

February 4, 2005 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Alex M. Huffman said...

Thanks, scholarship stuff is nuts. I hope Dean loses, but he won't. I am not saying that the progressives are useless inside our party, but they aren't going to harness much support from independents and fence-jumping Republicans. If Hillary, Boxer, or any of the big name Senate progressives run in '08, they will lose. America just isn't behind that ideology right now, nor will it be anytime in the immediate future. I think a centrist, pro-union, pro-diplomacy democrat is our best bet to bring the country back to where it should be.

February 4, 2005 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

The rumors are that Evan Bayh isn't the brightest light. However, that could come from prejudice against any politician who benefitted from family connections.

- Jack

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