The political earthquake in Wisconsin continue to be the center of attention as both left and sort through the meaning of the repudiation of the left. The president especially has to be shaken
, and he must know he needs to do something, but is a campaign shake-up possible given Axelrod’s closeness to the boss? Bill Daley got the heave-ho, so who knows. Key fact: 38% of union households voted for Scott Walker.
They’d rather the president and other lefties lose the election and the economy grow than vote in solidarity with their bosses. Obama is creating a new category of voters: The Romney Democrats, the next generation of Reagan Democrats.
Unlike the Reagan Democrats who were socially conservative and foreign policy hawks, the Romney Democrats are going to be pretty traditionally Democratic on most issues, but they want growth, jobs and an economic future for their children.
I’ll ask a variety of people what it means for the fall on today’s show including Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Mark Steyn and Lileks, Deputy NRCC Chair Greg Walden, NRC Chairman Reince Priebus and especially Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne.
E.J.’s always a welcome guest –a voice from the left that isn’t angry or spitting invective– and he’s got a new book out, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent. Today’s chat comes at a particularly hard time to be a cheery man of the left.