. . . And on Capitol Hill

What do Democrats stand for?

In his pre-presidential incarnation, George Bush was the Democrats' juiciest target: the perennial preppy, the suspect wimp, the Vice President who was always off at a ball game or a funeral when weighty affairs of state were being decided. But after eight months in the Oval Office, Bush tops even Ronald Reagan in popularity (70% approval), a reversal of fortune that has plunged the out party into another of its periodic identity crises. Last week, in an orgy of finger pointing, party stalwarts from New York Governor Mario Cuomo to national chairman Ron Brown asked, in effect, Where are the Democrats?


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