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McCain vs. Clinton is Bad for Democracy

March 5th, 2008 by Colin Carmichael

Why? Because everyone will stay home on election day. Conservatives will stay home because McCain is too moderate.  Progressives will stay home because Clinton is too establishment. Moderates will stay home because neither candidates is scary enough to force a decision. Hawks will stay home because neither is strong enough on the war in Iraq. Doves will stay home because both supported the war in Iraq.

So who’s left? Not many. This scenario will almost certainly accelerate the democratic deficit in America that has seen voter turnout numbers tumble in recent elections.

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