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Political Strategy for a Permanent Democratic Majority

Election Countdown: Day 4

Another day of evidence that all the talk about “Mitt-Mentum” was cloaking a very different reality. Here are some items from the posting at Washington Monthly today that are of particular interest to the TDS community.
* The Mourdock disaster, which probably ended Republican fantasies of retaking the Senate, an abiding reminder of the “human error factor” in this era of professionalized campaigns.
* All the scrutiny of raw numbers in early voting may miss bigger issue of which side is best turning out “sporadic” or “low-propensity” voters.
* Parallels between Bush and Romney escalated greatly by Mitt’s version of “uniter-not-divider” pitch.
* Critical California ballot initiative going down to the wire.

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