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Archive for February, 2005

White House 2008: The Democrats

The nomination battle between the liberals and the moderates

, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics

And so it begins anew: the quadrennial orgy that eventually results in the birth of a president. Over the decades the presidential gestation period has lengthened dramatically. While the “hidden campaign” to be the next president has always consumed the entire term of the incumbent, only in the past couple of elections has the full-blown […]

So To…The SOTU

, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics

Every four years the president treats the country to twinned rhetorical flourishes. First comes the poetry, in the form of the Inaugural Address. Then the prose follows, in the State of the Union address. Vigorous warfare between Democrats and Republicans has been waged without surcease, save for a few blessed days after the Nov. 2 […]