Required reading

Stephen Green has a fantastic post up that you must read. He notes, as I hinted at in my Herald article, that there are a lot of Republican voters out there right now who could pretty easily go Democrat if the Dems would just shape up:
I'm pro-choice. I support gay marriage. I think porn is OK and that drugs (which aren't OK) ought to be legal. My tastes in music and movies and entertainers are a lot more New York and LA than they are Nashville or Branson.

But with the exceptions of maybe Zell Miller and Joe Lieberman, there's not a Democrat today I'd vote for without first chewing through my own forehead.

This is something it would serve the more dedicated Republicans well to think about, and to consider what they could do to hold on to as much of that "classical liberal" vote as possible.

But that isn't exactly Green's focus - he wants to know something else:
What I want to know is, what would happen to the Howard Deans and the DailyKossers? Going even more towards the fringe, what would happen to the America-haters? What would become of the loony left? Where would the shrill shouters go?

Go read the whole thing already!