Friday | November 08, 2002
Miller to stay Dem
Georgia's Zell Miller has reiterated that he will not be abandoning the Democratic Party. That's good -- I do believe that the Dems have an interest in ideological diversity. Otherwise, I'd be a Green. And I actually genuinely like Zell, even if I don't care much for his politics.
But, Miller then rants about those within the party that want to move leftward:
Some Senate Democrats, such as John Kerry of Massachusetts, also are calling for the party to move further left to distinguish themselves from Republicans.I'm not sure how moving the party to the left would "narrow" it. The opposite can also be said: that by moving the party rightward, you are making liberals feel almost unwelcome. So I think Zell is being silly.
The party attempted a move to the right, it failed, it's time to try something new. That doesn't mean the party changes affiliation to the Greens overnight, but it has to become a true opposition party, and moving rightward with Zell is clearly not the answer.Posted November 08, 2002 08:43 AM | Comments (56)