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The Democratic Strategist

Political Strategy for a Permanent Democratic Majority

64 Years

On Election Night, I noted that Barack Obama’s was winning the highest percentage of the popular vote for any Democrat since 1964.
But if you put aside LBJ’s historic landslide, you have to go back another twenty years to find another Democratic candidate who won as much as Obama’s 53% of the popular vote: FDR in 1944, who won 53.4% of the vote.

One comment on “64 Years

  1. sporcupine on

    I’m enjoying imagining the salty ways LBJ might comment on news of Tuesday’s results. Do you think Bill Moyers could be induced to offer an informed guess?

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