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Could Susan Collins get elected in Texas? Could Joe Manchin get elected in California?
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Tim_Tex
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12 Aug 2018, 11:02 pm

These days, it seems people are becoming increasingly drawn to people further to the right or left, and are fixated on ideological purity.

It leads me to this question: what chances do moderates/centrists have in the U.S.’s political future?

Could Susan Collins or Joe Manchin get elected in the established red and blue states, or only in the swing states?


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12 Aug 2018, 11:09 pm

They absolutely could. The question is; should they?

Centrists are often fairly reasonable but can come across as trying to play for both sides, which leads to fiscally conservative liberals or socially minded conservatives. As a result, it can be a bit like undoing what they've done as they fight to be two things at once. This seems fine, it's certainly going to lead to a safe four years, but very little will actually change. This is why you need people with stronger positions.

As a side note, I found Obama to be surprisingly conservative, as was HRC. I think America just generally needs a political overhaul, and young blood like Ocasio Cortez.