Discussion in 'Polls' started by Kelmourne, Oct 7, 2008.
Less right wing. Republicans are more right of center than the conservatives are.
Not exactly true.. i mean republicans are anything right of center, democrats are anything left.
They can be extreme or alot less extreme.
Republican =/= anything right of center. Same with democrats =/= anything left.
American politics are generally constrained to these two categories because everyone knows a third party can't win here anymore. The more accurate way is to say
Republican in name = anything on the right
Democrat in name = anything to the left
And you use the words for the real extremes if you want to make your opponent look bad.
That's what i'm trying to say.. you need to be a memeber of one party to get elected, so most of the time, people reform to join a party rather than stay unpartisan.
it's not really reforming, unless you're running for president you don't have to change your platforms to fit the broad majority or lowest common denominator
i was sort of aiming for elected officals in that statement.
but if you want to vote for a major party canidate, you may need to sacrifice some of your views.
<-----------(NDP)-------(American Democrats)----(Liberals)(Center)-----(Conservatives)-----(American Republicans)------------>
I don't know where the rest of the parties fit on this spectrum.
You didn't make the American categories wide enough. Republicans here are everything from moderates to fascists and democrats are everything from moderates to socialists
I estimated the average.
Plus, although republican voters are wide-ranging, republicans who are actually running are pretty static in their positions, at least I think.
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