Are The Democrats Cursed?

Yes, until they can shake the taint of '60s liberalism

The most appropriate Election Night parable for the demoralized Democrats comes from the comic strips, even though for the Dukakis camp it is no laughing matter that the party has now lost five of the past six presidential elections. In Peanuts there is a running joke that every time Charlie Brown races forward to kick a football, Lucy grabs it away at the last second and he takes a pratfall. The humor, of course, lies in Charlie Brown's earnest belief that despite the implacable evidence of history, this time will somehow be different, and the pigskin will finally go sailing through...

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