Sunday, October 20, 2002

The Possibility of Democratic Gains

John Judis is a sophisticated political analyst and his piece in the new New Republic is well worth reading. A number of analysts have argued that renewed focus on issues of national security (Iraq/Sniper/Bali/North Korea) enhances GOP prospects, since it creates a context that is inarguably beneficial to GOP candidates. But there are other "contexts" in which this election will be understood and Judis outlines them concisely.