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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 09:36 PM

28. The Rot Really Started With Richard Nixon

He developed the southern strategy that defined race as the top issue. It only had a couple of stumbles along the way. A new breed of Democrat emerged in the South, embodied in Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. For a time it looked like the only way a Democrat could win is by nominating a southern Democrat. Indeed, since John F. Kennedy the only northern Democrat to win was Barack Obama. That is how effective the southern strategy has been over the years. But demographics and women in politics have weakened that near stranglehold. Republicans read the fig leaves when Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the presidency and they moved to press the Citizens United case in court - Roberts very first case. The near stranglehold is now Citizens United and how that just makes it extremely hard for Democrats to win, particularly in the Senate. Democrats will find it very hard to govern given the issue with the Senate. These obstacles remain in place and Trump will soon be history but Democrats will have trouble following his demise. Sure, a Republican Senator will be a challenge in 2024 so they will give the nod to a Republican Governor. Can't pin Trump on a Republican Governor - perhaps from a state like Utah. Remember, the rot from Nixon didn't last past 1976.

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