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My prediction is that the Center Party will be told to sit down and shut up in order to get the racists on board. And they'll probably comply.

They won't survive that in the polls, of course, but if they had any inclination to value partisan survival above the interests of their bloc, they wouldn't have let themselves become so firmly installed in the Moderates' back pocket. Being kingmakers is the raison d'etre for parties like the Center Party. Aligning, or being forced to align, with one bloc or the other ahead of time suffocates them in the same way trying to out-Thatcher the Tories suffocates a Social Democratic party.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Sep 20th, 2010 at 01:42:51 PM EST
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