Well, there's a problem with "Moderates"...the same thing happens in Groups and Clubs of all kinds. If you have 100 people in a Group or Club, it seems only about 10 of them do the actual work, the rest are just moderating around. They have no passion to DO anything, other than complain if something doesn't work to their advantage. I've noticed this in people in clubs, from automobile to aircraft, to civil groups. You have a hard core of dedicated volunteers, the rest just pay their dues and expect to be entertained.
I believe that is the ONE thing which hamstrings any kind of Moderate Party forming - there's just no one who can summon the passion to stir moderates to rise up and take over because they ARE moderate, willing to compromise, and just don't HAVE that kind of tunnel-logic passion to drive them. That's WHY they're moderate - laid back, willing to compromise, etc. So it falls to the Looney Left and Radical Right to promote their candidates agressively, and all the Mods can do is vote one way or the other, or split the ticket. Unfortunately, Politics is all about passion and beliefs, and moderate people can be swayed one way or the other. If you don't BELIEVE in something enough, you won't get off your double-moons and pursue the goal. So a Moderate Party is pretty much self-defeating from the start, in my opinion. I've been a club officer many times, and it just seems that the majority of members just want to show up and enjoy the good times, but not work behind the scenes when it means W-O-R-K. Let me know when you get the Party started <LOL!>, and I'll join in.
- The Gremlin Guy - moderately Conservative
· 1 decade ago