Originally Posted by kerryann
The representative for the party is just that.. a representative. How far do you think a politician will stray from their party agenda? Not far if they want to be re-elected. I vote along party lines because I know the party views on the issues.
in an ideallistic sense yes.
in reality, many elected officials are just a publicity whore/talking head with only one motivation. fund raising/name recognition and spin doctoring to keep the bad press to a minimum in order to keep getting re-elected...