Representative Nielsen suggests that Democrats are cutthroats while Republicans
are accommodating. His few anecdotes to the contrary, I think most people
understand that both parties will take measures to keep themselves in power when
they can (see, Bush v. Gore). Representative Nielsen sounds like a partisan to
I think it has more to do with the end of the Cold War and the passing the
Greatest Generation from the political scene. They know that ultimately we are
all, in fact, in this together.
I lived in Indiana in '84, and voted for Frank McCloskey. Your account of
that wild election is factually inaccurate. And that makes me discount
everything else you've said here.