Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Don't Forget the Middle

This article by David Hill, in The Hill (no relation), seems to be something that both parties should remember, or will pay the price come November. The base is important, but the base by itself only guarantees that the party won't disappear int history. It is the middle, independent voter that keeps the majority party in the majority.

My guess is that issues like immigration, gay marriage etc, which the GOP have been, or will be, addressing will serve more to alienate them than to attract them. Right now the middle voter would like to see that the government can work, and if it can't, then the argument for a divided government probably makes a lot of sense. Why let one party keep control, when a split will minimize the damage?