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Don’t Underestimate Pelosi II

Following up on the Busch hypothesis, E.J. Dionne argues in today’s WaPo that just as Democrats were dumb to underestimate Bush, the Republicans would be dumb to underestimate Pelosi. In particular, Dionne argues that Pelosi experience as a mother of 5 will appeal to white suburban couples with children, a group which has increasingly distanced itself from the Dem Party. Given her liberalism, she will also motivate the base. Dionne’s comments when viewed with Busch’s suggest a trend in the conventional wisdom--one which should not be ignored.

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