October 22, 2010

THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF BEING A CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT...:

New political map takes old shape (JONATHAN MARTIN & ALEX ISENSTADT | 10/22/10, Politico)

After consecutive elections marked by big gains in Republican territory, the Democratic Party of 2011 is poised to shrink back to its form before the GOP’s downward spiral: more coastal and urban, and less Southern, Midwestern and rural.

Based on the state of the political map two weeks out from the election, the famed red vs. blue model that followed the 2004 presidential race appears to be returning to shape, with enough grave threats to Democratic officeholders to suggest that the party—as it is expressed in Congress, at least—could end up even narrower than that.


...is only exposed when the Party has enough power that you have to vote for its legislation.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 22, 2010 5:26 AM
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