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Democrats are in a self-destruct mode

Commentary by La Prensa


If last Tuesday is any reliable political gauge, the Democrats are in a self-destruct mode. At least in the Great Lakes Region. In Cleveland, Toledo, Detroit, and Lansing, all of the incumbent Democrats were significantly behind in the polls, being challenged by fellow Democrats in these Nov. 8th mayoral elections.  


The Republicans didn’t make it through the primaries, and in all of these cities, the races are considered “non-partisan,” allowing for such contests of Democrat pitted against Democrat. In Cincinnati, the same, except that the two Democratic candidates are not incumbents.  


Cities are blue zones, long ago given up by the GOP, which prefers the red zone voting areas of rural United States and suburbia, as exemplified in the 2004 presidential election—the latter zones insured the victory of George W. Bush.


In Ohio, which went Bush in 2004, the Republicans are vulnerable in both the state and national races. With Ohio’s Coingate and national Republican scandals, the Democrats should be focusing on these races and not exorcizing each other in the urban races. It takes money and time to secure a candidate in the incumbency position. Does it make sense then for a political party to attack its own incumbency?


Recent polls show that the majority of U.S. voters are dissatisfied with Bush and his administration as exemplified in the mayoral campaign in St. Paul, where the incumbent Democrat—who supported Bush in 2004—was behind in the polls to a Democratic challenger, because of this Bush support.


Democrats, wake up! You are in a self destruct mode! 





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