Wednesday, November 08, 2006

New Political Divide: Up vs. Down

Is Left - Right on the way out?

A quote this morning in Hotsoup sums up the issues many have with politics and its attendant media coverage.
"The average person in politics is thinking horizontally and talking about things right and left," Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, told HOTSOUP. "The average American thinks vertically - what they're interested in is not party ideology, but, 'Are you going to lift me up or take me down?'"

While the up/down question is the right one, the Huckabee blog is still very left-right oriented. Guess the message hasn't gotten down to the handlers yet; so politics as usual.

The analogy sounds eerily similar to many analytic discussions with business leaders. They want to know whether we're moving up or down and often hear assumptions, technical limitations, qualityquatlity problems.

1 comment:

Blue State Republican said...

Thanks for the link to our blog, Mr. Power. You are quite correct in that Gov. Huckabee is a uniter and bi-partisan leaader, while we tend to be partisan at the blog. Of course we are not his "handlers" but volunteers who support him first because he is a fabulous leader and genuine compassionate conservative; and second for our own partisan reasons -- primarly his stance on abortion. So, as long as abortion remains a partisan issue, we will likely tend to be a partisan blog.

Warmest regards,
BSR