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Politics Daily – The Economy and the 2010 Elections: Bleak Assumptions May Be Premature

by canderson

From Walter Shapiro’s column about the next round of elections:

“Big themes will emerge for this off-year election just as they did for 1994-1998-2002-2006 races,” said Republican pollster David Winston, who advises the congressional Republican leadership. “That’s why to assume that the 2010 elections will automatically follow a historical pattern — when there have been so many major changes in political communication in recent years — is to miss the big picture.” Presidential politics permanently changed with the 1960 election and the over-arching importance of television. The same kind of transformation may have begun occurring in the mid-1990s with the proliferation of cable television channels and the emergence of the Internet.

The Economy and the 2010 Elections: Bleak Assumptions May Be Premature [Politics Daily]