Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chris Matthews on Republicans Becoming Far Right

Chris Matthews thinks that the Republicans are trending too far to the right to appeal to suburban voters.

That's the basic perception over at HuffPost and TPM as well.

But I don't buy that.

Sure, it looks like the far right is taking over the Republican Party.

But if the far right is the only alternative to the Democrats, a sizable percentage of moderate voters will vote for them just because they're unhappy with the Democrats.

The best thing for Obama and the Democrats could do is engage the far right in debate. I think they'll find it easier to debate Sarah Palin than John McCain.