It's Charisma, Stupid

I think he’s correct.

Yup, I’m sure it has a lot to do with it. Also, with a nod to Nader, most people realize there isn’t a huge difference between the Democratic and Republican candidates. So they go with the guy who makes them comfortable.

A friend wrote this during the democratic primaries


This is actually one of the primary arguments against “true” democracy and maintaining something of a republic. The people are just swayed by who has the better hair piece, whereas a duly appointed electorate will (presumably) actually consider issues.

Of course the two party hegemony has made a mockery of that, but that isnt the point here.

Most of his time? Hardly. Lyndon B. Johnson was one of the most active presidents ever in regards to social reform.
For the sake of fairness :)

I don’t see a Democratic President taking us into war with Iraq the way Bush did. It does matter who’s party is President.

and yet there are accusations that gore wouldn’t have invaded afghanistan.