By James Carville
Every 4 years american citizens carry a presidential election. an individual wins and someone loses. that is existence. yet 2008 was once an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is set anything some distance greater than 4 or perhaps 8 years within the White residence. considering that 2004, americans were witnessing and taking part within the emergence of a Democratic majority that would final now not 4 yet 40 years.
To comprehend the emergence of a long-lasting Democratic majority we will first need to spend a couple of moments reviewing the profound and incessant incompetence of the Bush management -- and the pursuant cave in of the Republican celebration. that implies in retrospect on the failure of Republican rules -- together with a wholesale rejection of the parable of conservative superiority at the economic system -- and retaining our noses lengthy adequate to survey the gallery of really repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the Republican get together has been liable for during the last 8 years.
After finishing the unpl...
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Watch the footage of him from the POW camp in Hanoi. I cried. McCain had a chance to leave the prison camp early, and he refused to do it. McCain is a man of remarkable courage, and I have no reason to think he’s not deeply patriotic. ) Of the contenders for the Republican nomination, McCain may have been the furthest from being a Bush Republican per se, if not the maverick he claimed. But McCain’s campaign was doomed from the start. The obvious is sometimes the real answer. ” In 2008, candidates for the Republican presidential nomination faced two truisms.
With a recession and two wars, the Republicans had to be crazy to think that whatever minority of the country still agreed with them on the cultural issues was going to get them elected. Republicans would have to be certifiable to ever attempt a culture war strategy again. (Of course, that’s not to say I hope they won’t. ) I go through the electoral limitations of relying on the Christian far right as a voting bloc in another chapter, but here’s a quick summary analogy. Let’s say you wanted to buy into a company.
I’ll review the impact of the youth blowback later, when we discuss youth voters. For now, let’s stick to the overview. Republicans know they tapped out their base strategy by 2006. An article by Tod Lindberg in the Weekly Standard in 2006 explained Republican strategy: The electoral strategy the 1994 results invited was the one Karl Rove successfully exploited in three elections before stumbling badly in the fourth this year: The way to win elections is to find your people and get them to the polls.
40 More Years. How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation by James Carville