Monday, September 06, 2004

Zunes: Democrat drift to the right does not make them immune from Republican attack"Despite nominating a decorated combat veteran who takes positions on human rights, international law, and presidential war-making authority far to the right of the vast majority of Democrats and independents, the Republicans will still question the Democratic nominee’s willingness to defend the country.

"There is an important lesson here: those who argue that the Democrats cannot take more moderate positions on foreign and military policy without being subjected to Republican attacks are simply wrong. For despite Kerry’s enthusiastic embrace of the Bush Doctrine and his militaristic world view, he is being attacked anyway."

One has to wonder how far the 'first past the post' electoral system facilitates this relentless drift to the right.

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