The headline is annoying because it plays into the media narrative about incoherent Dems; they don't know what they stand for, so why vote for them. It is also annoying because I think that instead of being incoherent, Dems just have great difficulty getting their message out and heard.
Some suggestions for the party platform.
Still, state Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, said the party needs to clearly state its opposition to the constitutional amendment banning gay marriages and civil unions. Delegate David Fletcher of Payette County said the party should state its support of a woman's right to choose.
Democrats should declare support for raising the minimum wage and balancing the federal budget and their opposition for selling federal lands and making Idahoans declare a party affiliation in order to vote in primaries, said Ada County delegate Grant Burgoyne.
Canyon County delegate Richard Mabbutt of Nampa, who is running for state representative in District 12, said the party should declare its support for a phased withdrawal from Iraq and for impeachment hearings against President George W. Bush.
I hate to see the Dems include the freedom of choice issue in the platform. Support the freedom, sure, but just leave it off the platform. It's too divisive. Instead, I'd prefer to see a statement in favor of keeping public lands open, and opposing gun control. This is Idaho; make the platform reflect what Idaho voters want.