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Why the Democrats are Blue : Secular Liberalism and the Decline of the People's Party.

Author: Mark Stricherz
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English
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Has the 2006 election ushered in a new era of Democratic dominance? According to Mark Stricherz, the party's own history should give us pause. The Democratic Party has lost seven of the last ten presidential elections. In the last thirty years, no Democratic presidential nominee has received even half of the popular vote. And the party's base of support is limited to the "blue states" on the coasts and in the Great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Stricherz
ISBN: 9781594033001 1594033005
OCLC Number: 609854440
Description: 1 online resource (324 pages)
Contents: Contents; INTRODUCTION; ONE The Ghost of Bob Casey; TWO The New Deal Democratic Party: Of the People and For the People; THREE The Democratic Bosses: Not By the People; FOUR A Small Group of Men; FIVE Power to the Peoplethe Right Kind of People; SIX Enter the Sisterhood; SEVEN The Emerging Democratic Minority: McGovern's Campaign Shows the Way; EIGHT Blue by You; AFTERWORD Toward a New People's Party; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.

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Has the 2006 election ushered in a new era of Democratic dominance? According to Mark Stricherz, the party's own history should give us pause. The Democratic Party has lost seven of the last ten presidential elections. In the last thirty years, no Democratic presidential nominee has received even half of the popular vote. And the party's base of support is limited to the "blue states" on the coasts and in the Great Lakes region. In this exceptional book, Stricherz shows whyeven todaythe Democrats are blue. He reveals how a group of secular professionals seized control of the Democratic Party.

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