Even The U.K. Knows The West Is Where It's At
And, as I've argued in many of my earlier articles, since the South is now such hostile territory for national Democratic candidates, the interior west, the huge swathe of land between the Rockies and the Pacific states, has become extremely important in Electoral College calculations.Even in the United Kingdom, where they can't vote for President of the United States or legally donate money to our campaigns, they understand that the West is where the presidential prospects of Democrats lie. If the British can see it, certainly the American people can.
In the west, going Democratic in 2008 will require some fancy footwork on hot-button issues that coastal progressives have long-held positions on. In particular, national Democratic candidates need to neutralize opposition from the gun lobby in the region. This is a landscape of hunters. It is a place where people sometimes live in hamlets and on farms 100 miles or more from the nearest police station and believe strongly in carrying weapons for self protection.
And that's why Richardson's candidacy just might gain some momentum. He has, over the years, gained the trust of the western gun-lobby, and that's allowed him to win high office and introduce an array of other progressive policies in his state. Moreover, he's an extremely smart, charismatic politician, who brings to the campaign not only the experience gained from two terms as state governor but credentials on the national and international stage - he was Energy Secretary under Bill Clinton, served as the United States' ambassador to the United Nations, and shuttled back and forth to Pyongyang as special envoy to North Korea.
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Posted by: united american insurance | Feb 24, 2007 1:54:04 PM
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