News for Greens

Would you vote for a Democrat who behaves like a Republican?

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Both Democrats and Republicans surveyed are approximately 19 percentage points more likely to select a candidate from their own party than one from the other party—an effect that exceeds those observed for a candidate’s policy positions and support or opposition to democratic principles. Imagine you are a fairly mainstream Republican voter and are considering Republican candidate Luis Vasquez. He says he wants to raise taxes on the wealthy and believes government should do more to prevent discrimination against racial minorities. Would you still vote for him? What if you are…read more

A McCain-Clinton Ticket?

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[From The J-Walk Blog] The latest from Hillary: McCain Has More Experience Than Obama. “I think that I have a lifetime of experience that I will bring to the White House. I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience to the White House. And Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002.” Why would a Democrat, in an election year, promote the opposition rather than someone in their own party? Rachael Maddow, on MSNBC, offered an explanation: That’s what you say when you want to be John McCain’s…read more