PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

"But over the past few decades, the Republican Party has driven away people who live in cities, in highly educated regions and on the coasts. This expulsion has had many causes. But the big one is this: Republican political tacticians decided to mobilize their coalition with a form of social class warfare. Democrats kept nominating coastal pointy-heads like Michael Dukakis so Republicans attacked coastal pointy-heads... What had been a disdain for liberal intellectuals slipped into a disdain for the educated class as a whole. The liberals had coastal condescension, so the conservatives developed their own anti-elitism, with mirror-image categories and mirror-image resentments, but with the same corrosive effect."

Excellent read: Anne Hull profiles a single voter, and their struggle to commit to Obama. (Courtesy Cillizza.)

* Now that he's leading in polls, Dan Balz says it's time to question Obama.
* Check out It's a neat electoral polling and projections, run by a guy who's into sports statistics. (Thanks to wbenetti for reminding me about it.)
* Why McCain's health care plan won't work.
* Profile (and history lesson) from a local who has covered McCain for years. (Courtesy mscongeniality.)

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