By James Carville
Every 4 years americans carry a presidential election. someone wins and an individual loses. that is lifestyles. yet 2008 used to be an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is set whatever some distance larger than 4 or maybe 8 years within the White residence. for the reason that 2004, americans were witnessing and collaborating within the emergence of a Democratic majority that may final now not 4 yet 40 years.
To comprehend the emergence of a long-lasting Democratic majority we are going to first need to spend a couple of moments reviewing the profound and constant incompetence of the Bush management -- and the pursuant cave in of the Republican occasion. that implies on reflection on the failure of Republican rules -- together with a wholesale rejection of the parable of conservative superiority at the economic system -- and keeping our noses lengthy sufficient to survey the gallery of actually repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican get together has been chargeable for during the last 8 years.
After finishing the unpl...
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The premise is that “your people” are out there in sufficient numbers to produce victories, given a technically competent effort to turn them out. You win elections not through conspicuous efforts to reach out to the middle to persuade undecided voters, who probably don’t pay much attention to politics anyway. ” In every election year as the election approaches, people take sides. In 2008, Americans weren’t really taking sides. They were taking side. In the fall of 2007, 40 percent of Americans identified themselves as independents in Gallup polls.
6 The Dowd memo and the story about the Clintons trashing the White House were the flapping of the butterfly’s wings that caused the tsunami. They were the low-pressure depression of the Cape Verde Islands that caused a category five storm or the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo. The Republicans had gotten away with stealing the election, and now they knew they could get away with a lot more. ” It’s the question I’ve been asked most frequently during the Bush era. It has many variations.
Every step McCain took toward Bush and Rove’s Dowd-steered strategy grew Obama’s margin over McCain. The best authority on how McCain’s decision to recycle Dowd’s strategy helped sink his campaign is, well, Matthew Dowd. ”1 America may be a divided country today, but it is most decidedly not an evenly divided country. It is becoming less and less an evenly divided country. If this were sports, I’d say, let’s go to the videotapes—in politics, we say, let’s go to the polls. So, here’s my take on the death of the Republican Party, as supported at appropriate intervals by surveys and other forms of opinion measurement.
40 More Years. How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation by James Carville