Obama’s Middle-Class Losers

Main St. Agenda by from National Review, February 4, 2015

In the world of political journalism, this is about as big as it gets: a big-name political theorist and analyst looking back at his signature work and conclusions about the direction of American politics and concluding, “Nope, I think I got it wrong.”

Back in 2002, John B. Judis, senior editor of The New Republic and long-time left-of-center journalist published The Emerging Democratic Majority with political scientist Ruy Teixeira. The much-debated book argued that demographic changes would drive Democrats to bigger and bigger political victories, powered by a “strengthening alliance between minorities, working and single women, the college-educated, and skilled professionals.” In the 2006 and 2008 elections, the book appeared astute and prophetic.

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