Tuesday, November 14, 2006

How Far Left Will They Go?

With George McGovern addressing the Congress today (asking for an immediate pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq) and Nancy Pelosi strongly backing anti-war John Murtha as her deputy, Toby Harnden wonders just far left the "old guard" Democrats will try to push.

Writing in the Telegraph (U.K.), Harnden says, "The emerging Democratic consensus on bringing troops home from Iraq is a sign of the growing influence of those on the party's Left.

This threatens to undermine the chances for a new spirit of bipartisanship that President George W Bush and Democratic leaders called for after his election defeat.

It could also harm Democratic chances in the 2008 presidential election if the party is seen as too radical...."