Crossing the aisle

The most profound change
Part of the success of Mike Huckabee’s and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns has been their promise of transcending partisan politics. Huckabee talks of wanting to “make Americans, once again, more proud to be Americans than just to be Democrats or Republicans.” Obama invokes a vision of “one nation” that is more than “a collection of red states and blue states.” It’s time, Obama repeatedly says, “to move beyond the bitterness and the pettiness and the anger that has consumed Washington.”

 

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