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In many ways, this presidential election features a reversal of a pattern we've gotten used to in recent campaigns. More often than not it's the Republican who is self-assured and ideologically forthright, while the Democrat apologizes for what he believes, panders awkwardly, and generally acts terrified that the voting public might not like what he has to say. This time around, Barack Obama is the confident candidate and Mitt Romney is the worried one (which says far more about these two men than it does about this particular historical moment).
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Obama Warns Democrats to Avoid Repeat of 2010 Midterm Elections

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (6 days ago)

At a fundraiser in California, President Obama lamented that Democrats tend to forget about the midterm elections, reminding supporters of the Republican sweep in 2010. "During midterm elections, people don’t even know there’s an el... Read Post

Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

News : The Newsroom (last week)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will... Read Post

Rich Rubino: Democratic and Republican Ideologies Undergo Dramatic Role Reversal

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (last year)

Outliers who get elected are also usually the most electorally vulnerable in that they invariably represent states and Congressional districts inhospitable to their party's ideology. The Republican Party, once the liberal party is n... Read Post


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