November 13, 2008

The Emerging Democratic Majority

The Emerging Demcratic Majority
John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira


(November 13, 2008)

This readable and intelligent appeared in 2002, when prospects for any sort of progressive victory seemed dim and distant. In the wake of Obama’s victory, Judis and Teixeira seem prescient, for not only have the Democrats forged a winning coalition, but the outlines of that coalition seem to adhere closely to their vision of an alliance among women, minorities, and professionals. The role of professionals, broadly considered, is central: the repudiation of Bushism can be seem, most of all, in the repudiation of the belief that our leader’s personal character (and perhaps his blessing by the almighty) can substitute for actually knowing much about problems or their solution.