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I Wonder If He Took Our Advice?

Well, that didn't last long.

Posted by Rand Simberg at April 28, 2004 11:30 AM
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There hasn't been any activity for almost 2 weeks, except for a brief flurry of comments when the site first came up.

Larry is probably distracted by Kerry's slowly decaying orbit.

And where are all those Martian Democrats?

Posted by Jeff Arnall at April 28, 2004 12:22 PM

They were all voting for Dean, not Kerry. Because Bush has made them very angry -- Veeeeeerrrry angry indeed!

Posted by McGehee at April 28, 2004 02:14 PM

I did rather like their cheeky slogan: "From the folks who promised you the Moon--and delivered."

Posted by Mark R. Whittington at April 28, 2004 03:14 PM

Has anyone discovered life there, yet? And on Mars, too?

Posted by Alan K. Henderson at April 28, 2004 10:57 PM

Alan, discovered any life? You mean in the Kerry for President campaign?

Posted by Jeff Arnall at April 29, 2004 08:04 AM

Speaking of Martian Democrats voting for Dean, makes me think of all those mean little Martians in the movie "Mars Attacks". Ack, Ack, ARRRRGH!

The administration in the movie is much like the GOP, who continually thinks they can be friends with the Martian Democrats, only to get ray-gunned repeatedly.

Posted by Jeff Arnall at April 29, 2004 08:09 AM

I saw the earlier post but didn't really have time to comment on it. I'm a professional Republican policy wonk - used to work on the Hill. I see a group like DemsForMars as a two-front approach to the issue.

1) External: Appeal to pro-space people by saying here are some Democrats who support space and here is how Democrats will promote the space program if they're put in power.

2) Internal: Advocate among Democrats for pro-space policies. Take sides in primaries by supporting the more pro-space candidate, and try to convince Democrat office-holders that there are votes in it to be more pro-space.

This is something the pro-space community should encourage within both parties. There are plenty of people who are pro-space but won't vote based on that single issue in a general election. If I were faced with a pro-space liberal Democrat running against an anti-space conservative Republican, I'd vote for the Republican because he'd still agree with my other positions more often than not. But if there were a pro-space Republican running against that anti-space Republican in a primary, I'd be likely to actively support the pro-space candidate.

I'm sure there are Democrats who would never vote for a Republican - pro-space or not - but would like their party to move away from the Mondale and Proxmire legacy.

Posted by Jon Fellows at April 29, 2004 11:34 AM

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