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October 29, 2005
Democratic Party Failure

Is this the Democratic Party's failure or just Ferrer's failure? How can the Democrats be running such an inept campaign now?

I sympathize with Ferrer's position and I understand what he wants to accomplish. I just don't understand why he's hanging out there alone. Where is the money?

Is it just that the Democratic Party refuses to try and match the millions spent by a billionaire determined to buy the election?

Posted by AnneZook at 08:48 AM


It's a bit more complicated than that. Ferrer has been characterized as anti-abortion, for instance, where Bloomberg has positioned himself as staunchly pro-choice. There are a few other areas wherein Bloomberg is actually said to be more liberal than Ferrer. NYC is an odd place, liberal Repubs get elected here with relative ease.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at October 29, 2005 01:11 PM

I was thinking about this as I listened to the news of Alito's nomination this morning.

Bottom line, no matter what issues and challenges are facing us today, the rightwing of the Republican Party is determined to make abortion rights the issue that candidates have to face in the next few years.

I am just so angry at their stupidity, bigotry, shortsightedness, and arrogance today.

Posted by: Anne at October 31, 2005 10:30 AM

The more the Republicans are run by the Christian Right, the more the subjugation of women will be their central cause. The disadavantage of this is obvious enough. The advantage is that eventually the party must become repellent to pro-business libertarian women such as Virginia Postrel and Cathy Siepp, who nowadays represent the most intelligent wing of the pro-Republican female public commentators.

As to the elections, I think it was a good night. I live in Virginia and, on election night, was visiting my folks in New Jersey, and both states voted the right way.

Posted by: Lawrence Krubner at November 11, 2005 03:11 PM