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Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Wired or tired?
One minute, he's admitting he has "no problem" with gay marriage, the next he's lambasting "girlie men" Democrats in a California mall. He signs bills supporting the sale of hypodermic needles in drug stores on the heels of lending his support for GW at the national convention.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: social liberal, fiscal conservative. The new face of American politics? Wired seems to think so.
In their September feature, Rage Against the Machine, the magazine examines the changing face of the spectrum in light of Arnie, blogging, Howard Dean's presidential campaign and websites like Move On. The editors speculate that we're mere years away from three or more party system, the dissolution of the electoral college, candidates sliding towards the middle and elections being decided by push of online partisan efforts.
And flying cars and Meal Pills are still a short decade away, right?
Political prophesizing in a magazine devoted to techno-lust? Have a look for yourself. While you're at it, check out the article on "Holodeck" military training facilities and another on the evolution of Japanese anime.