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Is Obama Shaping a New Majority?

fglenn Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:26 PM
Civil war? Arent you guys tired of losing? Something tells me the last group to win the civil war would also win the next civil war. i guess it all depends on if Conservatives want to be losers again.
In the 20th century, only two presidents shaped new governing coalitions that outlasted them. They were the only two men to appear on five national tickets.

The first was FDR, who rang down the curtain in 1932 on the seven decades of Republican hegemony since Abraham Lincoln that had seen only two Democrats in the White House. And Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson had made it only because of divisions inside the GOP.

Franklin Roosevelt would win four terms, and his party would win the presidency in seven of nine elections between 1932 and 1968.

Richard Nixon was the next craftsman of...

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