Mr. Fantasy (mrfantasy) wrote,
Mr. Fantasy
mrfantasy

A thought

We all keep hearing about how the conservatives have taken over with their 51% and their red states and all of that. A lot of this is blamed on the rise of the fundamentalist Christian movement, with their suburban megachurches and hive-mind like devotion to the Republican cause. I've seen this firsthand in my visits to the middle of the country, in my own family, even (in Texas specifically--you would spew hate about the Clintons as part of your daily routine, it's like people around here quoting from the New York Times.)

I think it's all true, and that this is a powerful new force in America. And despite all of that 1) Clinton won two presidential elections and 2) John Kerry got more votes than almost everyone else in history, and 48% of the voters picked him. If the left can reach out to even 10% of people who might be going Republican because of what is essentially peer pressure, then things might get better.
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