Washington Libertarian Review

Political commentary from the State of Washington with a libertarian perspective.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Veteran White House reporter lambasts Democrats

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas has taken the Democrats to task for backing a senseless war in Iraq. Accusing the Ds of lacking backbone, she suggests that voters will not be very forgiving in future elections.

The trouble with the argument is, unless there is a major change in election systems across the country, voters will not have a chance to vote against the war. If they vote R they vote for the war. If they vote D they, well, vote for the war.

We saw in the Perot campaigns in the 1990s the extraordinary efforts that are necessary even to place an outside candidate in the running, let alone given a fighting chance to win. If Ms. Thomas really wants the Democrats to do something, she is going to have to show how they will lose elections with their current strategy.


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