evan bayh is too much of a moderate and a crowd pleaser. name one thing he feels strongly about.
You've just explained why he'd be a good Presidential Candidate...
al, you know damn well that evan bayh doesnt believe in anything. he is a moderate for the sake of being a moderate. being moderate is the cool thing to do these days...
Very true. Being a Democrat in Indiana and believing in something is just asking for trouble... look what happend to Evan's dad.
Bayh could get better on the campaign trail (although if the next four years are a disaster there'd be no point).
But the decline of belief in politics is a sad, sad trend.
I blame Mass Media and all that... would Tip O'Neill or Reagan have been as popular as they were (when O'Neill retired in '86, his approval rating was 67%. Reagan's was 66% in the same year) if they operated under modern media conditions?
Which is a real shame for politics. Instead of real differences we have small differences manufactured by media savvy stuffed shirts.
Idiotic "wedge issues" like gay marriage are seen as more importent than how happy people are, whether they have a job or how much money they have in their wallets.
Most politicians nowadays are worse at public speaking than I was when I was 12.
But the media don't want orators. They want soundbites.
I hate the media