Survey results. Party ID 36 Democrats 12 Republicans 6 Independent Last spring in this class it was 39 D, 20 R, 3 I 2008 vote 41 Obama (78.8%) 11 McCain (21.2%), 1 “Obamican” 1 did not vote. What’s next? .
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Good news for Obama: largest Democratic majorities since 1993. Bad news: expanding the number of Democrats means bringing in more moderates. Role of the Blue Dogs – already grumbling about the deficits.
compromise and bipartisanship
or repeat of the late 1980s and
early 1990s? Can Senate
moderates contain the more
Descriptive and Substantive, Responsiveness and Responsibility (normative theory)