The Future

Matt Yglesias has a fantastic point concerning winning the general election that we really need to consider!

What’s even more interesting is that no Democrat has won the White House without carrying Minnesota since 1912 (it went for Teddy Roosevelt’s Bull Moose party) so given that Obama won Minnesota and Clinton won West Virginia, McCain is guaranteed to win the general election unless the eventual nominee can somehow completely replicate the social and political conditions prevailing in pre-WWI America. The outlook, in short, is very grim.

Okay, fellow Obama fans, whatever shall we do? Oh, where are Eugene Debs or William Jennings Bryan when you need them?

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