Tuesday, January 03, 2006

More on wedge issues

Yesterday I posted my definition of a wedge issue, an issue on which the DFL is on the wrong side.

Then I found Brian Melendez's quote in the paper today.

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While Republicans have succeeded in using wedge issues, he said, increasing numbers of voters recognize that playing on people's fears doesn't improve their lives.

"You can get elected on wedge issues," Melendez said, "but you can't govern on them." (Source: Pioneer Press, Jan. 3, 2005)


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