I don't like the Piraten. They remind me of the old radical youth movements back in the 60s and 70s. They're not anarchists but it's another "cool" fad where kids can jump on board just to have fun. Half the voters probably don't even care that much about the issues.
yeah, and the mere fact that the piraten continue to make inroads goes to show how little people actually understand about the scope of the current crisis. instead of worrying about the ever-more obvious ramifications of the financial meltdown, the youth vote focuses on gaming policies and wireless internet in city centres.
Having said that, I looked at some of the party policies and I don't think they're as bad as the Greens or Socialists. FDP has already been wiped out so they might as well merge into them. If that happens I'll probably vote CSU next election, unless I can find a small libertarian party somewhere.
uhm, you do know what the "s" in "csu" stands for, right?
the csu is more "s" than the actual "s" party in germany. people like steinbrück or steinmeier have come up with WAY less "s" policies than seehofer.
Would you be OK with an "SPD-Grünen-Piraten" Koalition?
can't see it happening. i guess it would depend on the leaders. steinbrück i could get on board with, gabriel i could not.
re: next bundespräsident:
de maiziere out, lammert out, töpfer kinda out (rösler veto). gauck about to be inaugurated.