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I think that the hype about Buchanan being the reincarnation of Hitler has the stench of TINA (There is No Alternative) policies.  Having read through what Mr. Buchanan has written in his books, and following what he's had to say for the past 8 years I don't see a racist.  I see traditional conservative that is thoroughly at odds with the neo-liberal dogma that's passed for politics in the US for the past 8 years. And I see hyperbole thrown in his direction in order to sustain the belief that there is no alternative to globalization, deregulation, and economic liberalism.

As for the politics of the matter.  The 2008 election will be won and lost in the economically depressed Great Lakes states: Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania.  The lesson of the 2006 elections was that Democrats win when they get the votes of small town and rural voters.  

Those are the seats that Democrat won in 2006, not suburban seats.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sat Aug 30th, 2008 at 04:29:47 PM EST
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