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Where are All the Democrats Going?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

As Democrats in Denver prepare for Barack Obama’s acceptance speech tonight and the end of the convention, journalist/columnist David Sirota discusses where the Democratic Party is heading. We find out how Obama and the Democratic Party have become competitive in states that have been solidly Republican in recent years – states like North Dakota and Georgia – and what that means for voters in November and beyond.

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David Sirota

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Comments [3]

Eric from B'klyn

1. I agree w Magenta's insightful comment and 2. I think Mr. Sirota nailed it... the center has shifted and is shifting to the left [which I don't think most of the Right wing commentators have noticed or are not willing to admit.]

Aug. 28 2008 12:55 PM
magenta from Manhattan

I don't understand this business of saying" we're not hearing X or Y form the Democrats". Maybe YOU AREN'T LISTENING, or your hearing is very selective, as it is with many "experts". Most of US hear an "over- arching theme" very well: the economy is connected to the war is connected to global warming is connected to national security is connected to our estimation in the world, and the Republicans have disasterously focused only on the parts that conform to their ideology and as a result have screwed up ALL OF IT. Democrats have a bigger, more contextual picture, and a more compassionate one ! Try listening more inclusively, my friend, with a bit more lateral thinking. We who are not in the media are neither stupid nor deaf, thank you !

Aug. 28 2008 12:23 PM
Liz from Georgia

I hope this will be available as a download. Ever since the WNYC website was designed, it seems that a number of segments have not been linked to MP3s....

Aug. 28 2008 06:06 AM

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