I found this post on Hog House Blog not surprising. I have often said the SD GOP talking point “We are a conservative state.” was total bullshit, and this proves it;

After polling from January-June, Gallup now lists South Dakota as “Leans Democratic,” one step away from full-on blueness.

While it is nice to see that a majority of South Dakotans are not Republican, I don’t think this is a sign they are Democratic either. I think a majority of South Dakota voters are moderates, this was proven when they voted the abortion ban down twice. I think it is time for SD moderate independents to rise up and become a legitimate political movement in SD, it would start with a solid candidate running in the governor race. I am still holding my breath and hoping Chris Nelson will register indy and run for governor, while I do think he would have a good chance of giving Herseth a run for her money, he can’t beat her. But I think as a indy in the Governor race he could kick ass, I also think he could win handily as an indy.

I think Americans and South Dakotans are fed up with the political parties and their constant bullshit. It is time for indies to stand up and be heard.

7 Thoughts on “Is the time ripe for SD independents to rise up?

  1. Ghost of Dude on August 6, 2009 at 6:39 am said:

    Look at it this way, if the major parties’ candidates are both wealthy Sioux Falls lawyers who switched parties in the fairly recent past, there’s a huge opening for an independent who can run as an alternative. They’d have to pretty clearly distinguish themself, though.

  2. Costner on August 6, 2009 at 6:44 am said:

    I’d love to see a true rise of the Independents just as I would like to see Nelson run for Gov.

    However I’m a realist, and I don’t expect either of these things to happen.

  3. Randall on August 6, 2009 at 8:22 am said:

    I too, would like to see a rise of Independents in South Dakota.

    I’d love to see someone give Stephanie a run for her money as Representative too.

    And Thune – he’s nothing more than a mouthpiece for failed Republican programs: tax cuts solve everything, for example.

  4. Jackie on August 6, 2009 at 10:03 am said:

    I’m joining you guys. The health insurance reform and just examining the HUGE amounts of money buying off votes in both parties has done me in.

  5. Jackie on August 6, 2009 at 10:05 am said:

    Arrggh, to clarify – the postponing, the *failure* of bringing about true health insurance reform due to lobbyists. I shouldn’t be talking to someone and posting at the same time.

  6. If congress fails on healthcare reform you will see an uprising of independents and moderates in both parties, and it is going to be ugly. It will make the teabaggers look like a kindergarten field trip.

  7. Jackie on August 6, 2009 at 1:06 pm said:

    Another blog article on the subject.

    We need more Ind. like Bernie Sanders. He is awesome.

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