For those of you who’ve been disenchanted with the Democratic Party, consider these options for the 2010 Midterm elections.
|By: TheCallUp Sunday September 12, 2010 9:39 am|
|By: Richard Lyon Tuesday August 17, 2010 3:35 pm|
Obama and his cronies seem to be intent on doing in their erstwhile progressive allies.
|By: inoljt Sunday July 11, 2010 3:29 pm|
I think we all remember the 2008 Democratic primaries, that exciting and epic battle. In many ways the campaign caused more excitement than the general election, whose result was never really in doubt (especially after the financial crisis).
Both candidates drew upon distinctly different coalitions. In an influential article, Ronald Brownstein analyzes the difference this way:
Since the 1960s, Democratic nominating contests regularly have come down to a struggle between a candidate who draws support primarily from upscale, economically comfortable voters liberal on social and foreign policy issues, and a rival who relies mostly on downscale, financially strained voters drawn to populist economics and somewhat more conservative views on cultural and national security issues.
President Barack Obama assembled a coalition from the former, these “wine-track” Democrats. When most Americans think of liberals, they think of wine-track Democrats. Mr. Obama, then, was the liberal candidate; Mrs. Clinton the “beer-track,” working-class representative.
So candidate won the most liberal place in America?
The answer below (or, alternatively, in the title).