The Democratic Party: Stuck in the Mud?

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The Democrats will make history by nominating either the first black or the first woman to run for President of the United States, generating more political energy than America has seen for decades, but as one writer has it, "the Democrats are stuck in their own mud." Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have enough votes and delegates to go all the way to the August convention, and the campaign gets nastier by the day. Is it all about who gets the power? What are the roles of race and gender? Is the party itself so divided that unity in November is at risk? Will all those new voters and Independents go to John McCain or just stay home?


Kevin Merida - Staff Writer, Washington Post, Kim Gandy - National Network to End Domestic Violence - @Kim_Gandy, David Wilhelm - Manager, Clinton-Gore 1992 Presidential campaign, Matt Bennett - Third Way - @ThirdWayMattB, John Mercurio - The Hotline, Joel Stein - author of “In Defense of Elitism: Why I’m Better Than You and You Are Better Than Someone Who Didn’t Buy This Book” - @thejoelstein, Rosalind Burd-Leszczuk - Mother of Los Angeles Times columnist, Joel Stein

Warren Olney

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