For those of you who don't know what a PUMA Democrat is, I'd like to introduce you to River Daughter. I hope she stops by here sometime, but I understand if that's unlikely. I was less than kind in my comment on her blog, but perhaps we can have a lucid conversation over here without the clutter of all her comments.
And a lot of comments she has. I think I hoped the PUMAs would relax after the convention, but it seems to have made them worse. I think I'm still confused on the core values of a PUMA (utter than an apparent and irreconcilable hatred for Barack Obama). I really hope they're just confused republicans. I hear a lot of "John McCain isn't so bad." Or "John McCain works well with democrats." That only used to be true, and it doesn't change the fact that he subscribes to Republican core values. There's a reason he isn't an independent or a democrat.
Anyway, I'm going to invite River Daughter here to share some of her views, and hopefully shed some light on this (in my opinion) disastrous movement. Give the republicans credit where it's due--the one thing they do better than democrats is unify, even when they don't want to, for the good of the party.
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