Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Shifting Away From Party Ties

A growing number of voters are going independent, especially in the Southwest, a trend that could lead to more competitive races. If the trend toward independent voters continues - and there is no sign of faltering - experts say it will lead to more competitive races not only on local and statewide levels but also in the presidential election.

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I wanted to call attention to 1) this NYT story about the 'surgency' of independents, 2) Polimom's blog entry about how how folks are getting tired of having to vote 'against' rather than 'for' candidates anymore, and 3) my comment on Polimom's blog, in which I coined what is sure to become a riotously popular new political force: Road-Kill Democrats (i.e., people who used to be in the middle of the road but have been run roughshod by the big, mean Republican 18-wheeler machine).

There. Now, start the meme. I want to sell a lot of T-shirts and bumper stickers.... ;)


Anonymous Polimom said...

Okay -- you claimed it. NOW we can use it... right?

5:55 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

I think the emergence of the 'independent' voter is a good thing. Hopefully, it will make the pollies sit up and take notice. Too frequently, they sit back on their laurels and too frequently do little to earn their keep. It's the same in this country.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

I was going to buy a t-shirt, but since the election you need a new catch-phrase. How about..."Democrats--only mostly dead"?

7:29 PM  

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