Hayward on "Beat Down Day"
Here is yesterday's podcast with Hayward
on the elections. It's only twenty minutes long, but, of course, being Hayward, there is an hour worth of good thinking here. The short of it is that the Dems are in fact in trouble and, so far there is no resurgence of Dem support. Next month really will be a wave. He calls the "wave", "beat down day." I especially thought his insights on the Connecticut Senate race are thoughtful, as well as his opinions on why all this is happening: People have buyer's remorse about Obama; Obama bought into the narrative of the New Deal-- that people wanted to expand government--but that turned out not to be true; the expectations about Obama were too high (the hope and change campaign was too vague) as he came in; there was a disengagement between his campaign and what he did on becoming president.
2:28 PM / October 7, 2010