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MAR 31, 2014 - Real Clear Politics

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Obama's Coalition Shows Signs of Strain

Michael Barone, DC ExaminerAmerica's two major political parties are inevitably coalitions, forced by the winner-take-all Electoral College and the need of candidates in single-member congressional districts to amass 50 percent of the vote, or nearly that, to win election.In a nation of America's cultural variety, that means holding together groups that have different priorities and conflicting positions on issues.So coalitions don't last forever, and change composition over time. John Kennedy's Democratic coalition united white Southerners and northern Catholics. Half a century later, ... Read More

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