Friday, September 16, 2011

Quote: Where Have All The Democrats Gone?

Gone are the days in the 1930s when Democrat Huey Long stood astride Louisiana politics, a populist pushing a near-revolutionary program to help the state’s poor. Also gone are the days of the 1970s, ‘80s & ‘90s, when Democrat Edwin Edwards, a populist of a lesser ideological bent, could laugh off his scandals all the way to victory. Last Thursday, when the filing deadline passed in Louisiana, not a single Democrat with any political muscle, name ID or fundraising prospects filed for any statewide office. ~  Hastings Wyman, Southern Political Report

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