In my view, the upcoming 2006 election will move America towards the center. The moderates in the country will issue a referendum against the Republicans, making it clear that we won’t tolerate right-wing extremism.
In the 2004 election, the Republicans, and Mr. Bush, claimed to have received political capital from the public. Well, they’ve overspent their political captial. And the recent move to ban online gambling is just one of many symptoms of a political party that’s on its way out of power…grasping at straws…taking radical action.
The problem is that the Republicans don’t realize that they’ve lost the center. The Democrats have recaptured the center. And they will continue to control the center, so long as the Republicans are busy banning popular (and largely innocuous) American activities. For the people?