Originally Posted by SpringfieldFan
If the people could have witnessed a much better candidate they would have been voted in.
And so would have I. I really had alot of respect for Joe Leiberman, and if he had won the nomination I was seriously considering voting for him. Besides having firm convictions, the guy is alot more fiscally conservative than GW (who has upset me strongly on this issue), and has shown to be very strong on defense. I also think Leiberman is alot more moderate/centrist in his views (which is probable why he didn't have a snowball chance in heck of getting the nomination
GW left himself very vulnerable for defeat in this election. I didn't blame him for the economy, but it's only natural that the "sitting" Prez is still gonna catch the heat from the electorate. That, coupled with the the lack of evidence of WMDs and the post invasion struggles in Iraq, I thought would surely leave him open for defeat.
For me, his victory, and the fact that the Repubs also gained in Congress, and I also think in state governorships, isn't evidence that the electorate are a bunch of igniorant buffons; but that there is a HUGE identity problem and "weakness" within the Democratic Party, and their inability to connect with that electorate.
And IMO, it's something they had better acknowledge, try to fix, and do some "damage control", instead of screaming, pointing fingers, and attaching ridiculous labels on people within middle America (red states). Or they are gonna have a rougher time in '08.