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27) While market proponents argued it infused the central city with a lively atmosphere, modernizers who sought to eliminate the market argued it violated a "respect for order, rationality, and wealth.
Modernizers dominated city politics and planning, working to ensure their view of the city's ideal future form and function would be realized.
Modernizers did not rate the market's cultural and community value nearly as highly as traditionalists did; in a few extreme cases, members of this group argued the market had no value whatsoever because it was not an essential provider of food for the community.
Although by far the dominant group, modernizers did not go unchallenged in postwar Hamilton.
Where the market was concerned, traditionalists and modernizers were divided by two key issues.
38) Market Clerk Alfred Smees, responsible for managing the market's day-to-day operations, was a traditionalist, but he appealed to modernizers dominating City Hall by warning the proposed regulations would result in significant financial losses.
Over the course of the decade, modernizers speculated about how much more the city could profit from the market site if the property was sold.
The point of all this, writes Luebke, is that the Democrats' modernizer philosophy is precisely why they lose.
Bill Bradley, Mario Cuomo, and Sam Nunn, take note: George Bush blends modernizer and traditionalist features in a very appealing way.