Stampede to the center

Stampede to the center

The Year Politics Got Serious. Will 2002 be dubbed “the year politics got serious?” Tuesday’s primary defeat of Rep. Bob Barr (and probably also Rep. Cynthia McKinney) — polar opposites on the political spectrum, but equally controversial — have expanded the list of so-called “colorful” politicians that are exiting the political stage this year due…

Two incumbents, utterly different in their politics, were beaten in the primaries by centrists (who admittedly were aided by huge out of state help and the Georgia open primary system).  Still, sounds like the electorate is thundering to the middle.

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