Why Kerry Lost Ohio

By December 6, 2004General

For those of you who didn’t see it, there’s a good piece in yesterday’s Washington Post Outlook section by former AFL-CIO political director Steve Rosenthal, opining on why he thinks Kerry lost Ohio. Using some recent data collected post-election by Rosenthal and his troops, he challenges some conventional wisdom. His bottom line is that the reason for Bush’s victory was not “a flood of ‘moral values’ voters”, but rather, “skillful exploitation of public concern over terrorism by the Bush team – coupled with Democrats’ inability to draw clear, powerful contrasts on the economy and health care…” All in all, an interesting piece. Who knows? In desperation, maybe the AFL-CIO will go back to organizing.