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Campaign 2012 in a Nutshell: Wrong Ideas Vs. No Ideas

Apollo2 Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 8:47 PM
Sorry Mike, I accidentally "Flagged" your comment as offensive. It's not offensive, it's just incorrect.

Charlotte, N.C. -- Going by the conventional rules of American politics, the Democratic Convention this week was an unmitigated disaster. And, going by the same rules, GOP convention was a disaster, too. So, either the rules of American politics have fundamentally changed, or at least one of the parties is taking an enormous gamble.

Since the Nixon years, the GOP has enjoyed a marked advantage over the Democrats at the presidential level. Cultural issues -- race, religion, abortion, patriotism -- have worked to the Republicans' advantage. Until Barack Obama's election in 2008, no Democrat has won the presidency without aggressively...