Originally Posted by stephanie
I think this is based on a mistaken assumption, that a strong and well publicized pacifist voice from the left or Dems more generally would create a stronger message which the supposed fellow-travelers you look for in the TP would like to join up with
Yes, that's the premise, and you make a good case for why The Great Pacifist Convergence won't happen. But for now, I'm settling for what's actually happening: people are at least noticing the possible convergence of peace interests between right and left. This began in the last presidential election when a lot of progressives took notice of Ron Paul. (Unfortunately, Paul has plenty of baggage that rightly disturbs progressives.) Now perhaps TPers are noticing that progressives have said all along that the Pentagon is the largest, most wasteful and corrupt Big Government behemoth on the planet, as well as the biggest employer of do-nothing bureaucrats (combat veterans excluded).
Who knows what's really brewing in the college campus cauldrons where progressive politics and Paulism are meeting up. For now we have some strange political bedfellows; next generation we may have a broader peace coalition.