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Monday, November 08, 2004
The backlash has begun
Election week saw a bunch of stories about how "values voters" pushed Bush over the top, signaled the conservative-leaning nature of the country, and the Dems' need to articulate a moral vision for the future.

Beginning on Friday, some have started to reject that narrative. They argue that the morals theme is overstated, that it was actually terrorism and a desire to see Bush finish what he started in Iraq that gave him the clear victory. Personally, I think this second theory doesn't explain the trouncing Democrat senate and house candidates took nationwide. But in the interest of information, here are some articles on the latter theory. If I had the time, I'd do an analysis of the numbers in all of these, but I don't.

Paul Freedman, Slate
David Brooks, NYT. Ugh.
posted by CB @ 11:28 AM  
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