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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Arnold the independent???

While theres no good reason for him to cut ties with the Republican party, I think it is now safe to say that the governor of California is an independent. Policy alone makes him as good as an independent, but he is starting to go much beyond that, in fact even endorsing the idea of Michael Bloomberg as president this morning on ABC.

He also said in the next 20 years the independent parties will surpass both the Democrats and Republicans if current trends stay the same.

These are the sorts of things John McCain should have been saying for years, it's to bad a guy who can't run for president has to be the first national politician to say these sorts of things.


Blogger Joseph said...

This is nitpicking, but the existence of moderate Republicans like Schwarzenegger only underscores the viability of a centrist party composed of both moderate Dems and GOP. Whether we call it "independent" or realignment, there really is only one real political party divided between two loose organizations.

Blogger Chris Truscott said...

I doubt we'll have an independent president anytime soon, but Arnold and the moderate Dems who won in November show that the political landscape is changing.

For 140+ years the Dems and Republicans have changed with the political terrain. I have little doubt they'll do so again. They're not dumb, they'll do what it takes to win.


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