In today’s Impromptus, I’m back on a theme of mine. (I may be boring, but at least I’m consistent.) There is a great, yawning gap between the two parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. There is too great a gap for my taste. I would prefer some kind of Eisenhoweresque “era of good feelings.”
This is the opposite of what many people say — people on the right, that is. They say, “There’s one big establishment party, the Republicrats.” Someone’s crazy — me or them. (I can see lots of readers pointing at me.)
Here is Martin:
Consider what is at stake. For all that it is fashionable to claim that the differences between the parties are vanishingly small, at the next election it will simply not be true. Mr Cameron and Mr Miliband have dramatically contrasting outlooks, rooted in radically different views of human nature.
Mr Miliband is quite clear that he is a high-tax statist, intensely suspicious of private enterprise and individual responsibility. Mr Cameron wants the state to be smaller and more effective, and individuals, families and businesses to have the freedom to create prosperity.
Can’t say he’s a promise-breaker (except on health insurance and some other stuff).