“If we didn’t have an American Dream, I think we would be just like every other country.” That's a quote from a lady in Anaheim, as selected for It's the Middle Class, Stupid! by James Carville and Stan Greenberg, as further selected for a review by the National Journal's Charlie Cook. And, yes, Cook, via the authors, via the lady in Anaheim, is picking out the decay of American exceptionalism that is our American front-and-center political fact.
First Charlie Cook column I've read straight through in six or seven years of getting them by email.
But it isn't, as he says, about "how to talk to voters about economic issues." It's about how the voters are talking.