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September 27, 2004

The gooey center

Whatever happened to the gooey center of American politics? The letters and phone calls we get are full of anger about the other side, but rarely about reaching toward the middle.

I suspect those independent, moderate voters don't call or write, they just vote. But the result is no one reaching toward centrist candidates, and a dialog from the extremes.

If you think of yourself as a moderate, which candidate best represents that standard to you, either a national candidate or state candidate?

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Posted by Jim Vesely at September 27, 2004 11:36 AM



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