Dr. Pitney's Analysis of the 2008 Election, With a Historical Perspective

Read Dr. Pitney’s complete article for the National Review Online here. Below is an excerpt:

First of all, a presidential campaign is not like a fixed fight where a crooked boxer can go down in the round of his choosing. If Republicans ditch McCain, political events could spin out of control, causing him to lose by a party-crushing margin. That outcome would leave congressional Republicans too far behind to recover….Finally, the Democrats know history, too. If they regain full control of the federal government, they will strive to avoid the mistakes that cost them their majorities in 1994. Moreover, they will press their advantage in fundraising and try to undermine their critics. Among other things, expect a revival of the “Fairness Doctrine” to silence conservative talk radio.

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