I was just talking with an administrator at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, which is the masterpiece of Frederick Law Olmsted.
She was saying that while Marianne Moore was a Republican in the 1960s, that this was not necessarily bad. Back then, she said, the Republican party was the liberal party. She pointed to Mayor Lindsey Wagner, and said that he had been a Republican and a liberal, and that the Democratic party of the period were "party hacks."
Why did this change, or has it truly changed?
Who are the best people in the Democratic party from a Republican viewpoint?
Who are the best people in the Republican party from a Democratic viewpoint?
Who are the worst?
Rather than thinking of the two parties as monolithic pillars of good and bad (depending on where one stands), what do you think are the bright spots in the other party, and the worst part of your own party?
If you're an independent, or in a no-man's land and don't vote on party lines, what would pull you over to one party or the other?
What is your single biggest issue?