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Mailbag: What Do Demos Have To Offer?

Dang: Truth. Okay. You’re obsessed over Iraq. Great. I’ll buy you a cake. But can you tell what the Democratic Party has to offer me besides cut-and-run in Iraq? Oh, no. You’ll probably dwell on “cut and run” That’s predictable and sad, and it’s turning off America. So what else does the Democratic party have to offer me, a struggling divorced dad who wants his kids to see a better world? Can you answer me that with obsessing over Bush and Iraq, ‘cause that’s not what I want to hear — or vote for.

DFO: You just nailed the $64,000 question, Dang. Americans who aren’t out on either extreme are looking for new direction, and they’re tired to death of the peace activist wing of the Demo party simply offering: “Bush lied and people died.” The Demos should be making hay with the war issue. But they can’t even unite on a strong anti-war stance, as is evidence by their embarrassing losses in Congress this week over that issue. In fact, the war issue, in a weird way, may be hurting them because the country sees the Demos weak on defense. So, Demos out there, what do you have to offer in an economy that’s humming along?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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