Originally Posted By: jgw
The problem is relying on the voters. I have always belied that if you are going to run as a Democrat you stick to the middle to get the job then have at it...

Basically, the middle has always been a better place to be. This makes sense, particularly when running as a democrat as much of the middle votes there too.

Betting on the mythic American voting public has, pretty much, always been a loser (unless the Republics have REALLY screwed up the economy)....

Ah yes, the mythical middle. Wiser words have hardly been typed. I remember the crushing victories when Kerry reported for duty and Hillary ran, and won twice, by appealing to white suburban Republicans.
How Foolish Obama looked with his stunning defeat, voters having repudiated his radically progressive sounding platform of 2008.

I agree JGW. Voters suck.