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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 09:45 AM

5. people tend to personalize broader political trends.

 

After four absolute massacres in 5 elections (1972, 1980, 1984, 1988) with only the Watergate backlash 1976 election in our column, it was pretty clear the Democratic party was not competitive on a national level. It's one thing to say there was an overreaction to McGovern, it's another when you combined it with ReaganX2 and Poppy Bush.

What did people think would happen?

It was those drubbings--not Bill Clinton--that moved the party towards the center right. Would someone as liberal as Obama or Hillary Clinton have stood a chance in the 1992 demographics? No.

Hillary's also more liberal than Bill on social and economic issues. Her foreign policy isn't where I'd like it to be, but it's classic DC consensus stuff, not neocon bloodlust.

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