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We the Purple: Faith, Politics, and the Independent Voter
by Marcia Ford (Goodreads Author)
“I am every partisan politician's worst nightmare—a registered independent,” says journalist Marcia Ford. “Wildly unpredictable in my voting habits over the last three decades, I have cast ballots for Democrats, Republicans, independents and assorted loose cannons.” In "We the Purple, " Ford describes and interprets her fellow “Purple” voters—independents who are neither R ...more
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published March 19th 2008 by Tyndale House Publishers
(first published March 5th 2008)
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I must confess that my politics are thoroughly partisan. For better or worse, America is a two-party system. Recognizing this to be true, I’ve cast my lot with the party that best represents my values – even if it doesn’t do so perfectly. I do believe, however, that our politics has become unnecessarily polarized, so polarized that little gets done in Washington, in our state capitols, and even in our local communities. I also don’t think states are either red or blue, but that in reality they a ...more
I bought this book just before the 2008 National elections. I was pretty disappointed in all the partisan talk and bickering and while in a bookstore, noticed this book. After reviewing the summary I was delighted to find that as a registered Independent voter, I have a party color too - The Purple Party, a blend of the Reds and Blues. People who are independent are mainly comprised of those who are disgusted with partisan politics and believe the only way to really reform America is in finding ...more