Is that, as any polisci100 person can tell you, is that in the primaries the candidates speak to the base, and in the general election, they move to the center.
So then it becomes very difficult for moderates to get elected.
So, why not a joint Republican-Dem debate in the primaries?
McCain, Romney, Guiliani, Ron Paul and maybe Huckabee
Hillary, Obama, Edwards, and Biden or Kucinich?
That would be real debate instead of democrats wrangling over when we're going to pull out of Iraq and Republicans getting off on increasing the military budget.
I've seen disturbingly little debated about the patriot act in any of the debates.