BOOKS: DAWN OF THE LIVING DEMS

A SPATE OF NEW BOOKS PROPHESIES A POST-GINGRICH PROGRESSIVE RESURGENCE. TOO BAD THEY'RE ALREADY PARTWAY BEHIND THE CURVE

THE HARD PART ABOUT WRITING books that predict the future of America's ever more volatile political scene is that before the ink dries on the galley proofs, the future has already arrived. By the time the books are in stores, the writer is either dead wrong or looks as though he or she was predicting the obvious. After all, it was only three years ago that Bill Clinton became President and seers prophesied that he would build a new Democratic majority--despite the fact that he was elected with only 43% of the popular vote. And it was only 14 months ago...

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