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  • I don't think she can win. She is too socialist in her politics.
    • Again, I'm surprised by the use Americans make of the word "socialist", while the Democrats are perceived in Europe and most of the world as quite right-wing (and the current posse that took control of the Republican party as fascists.)
      • so·cial·ism


           1. Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.

           2. The stage in Marxist-Leninist theory intermediate between capitalism and communism, in which collective ownership of the economy under the dictatorship of the proletariat has not yet been successfully achieved.

      • I keep hearing Europeans tell me that the primary American parties are both right-wing. I wonder that they never consider that perhaps all of their own parties are left-wing.

        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • In fact, in France, Alain Madelin showed publicly support for Bush, and two other party leaders are considered more right-wing than Madelin (de Villiers and le Pen). Neither are mainstream, though. But due to the large number of parties in European countries, we have a larger electoral spectrum, from extreme far left (several undistinguishable flavours of communists, very different from the actual socialists e.g. F. Mitterand) to extreme far right (royalists and fascists); unfortunately the US election syst
          • I would be one of those who finds the systematic marginalization of Badnarik and Nader unfortunate. I would not at all desire a Nader presidency, but Badnarik was my preferred candidate, and the entrenchment of the two party system has bothered me forever.

            I also do not understand the identification of racism with right-wing. I've commented somewhere here before that I think that results from the simplication of political ideas into a one-dimensional "spectrum," when things are really much more complicat

            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers