No Need to Reinvent Democratic Party

RECEIVED Fri., Nov. 5, 2004

Dear Editor,
   I see no need to reinvent the Democratic Party. We damned near won. Kerry was the better candidate, but face it, the last Democratic New Englander to make it to the White House was JFK. By a slim margin at that. The Democrats just need to pick more "electable" candidates, and I'm not knocking Sen. Kerry, because I voted for him. Even though the deck was stacked against him statistically he did excellent. Next time around it needs to be John Edwards. He proved in his debate with Mr. "tough guy" Dick Cheney who the real tough and smart guy was. He kept his teeth in Cheney's fat ass like a pit bull all night and at the end Cheney looked like he was about to cry. What the Democratic Party is up against is superior marketing. We (Democrats) are the party of the gays, liberals, communists, atheists, and such. This is what people have been led to believe. Then again, look at what's popular on TV and you can understand how this bullshit works on the general populace. Shows like Survivor, Fear Factor, Jackass, Growing Up Gotti, The Jerry Springer Show, and radical "talk radio" project the image of a country full of gullible idiots. This area is where the Republicans' marketing has been the most effective. No, I don't think that we should get down in the mud with them to compete. Bill Clinton didn't.
Allen Cunningham
Wimberley
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