Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps

photoWashington Post columnist E.J. Dionne believes that Americans are, on the whole, moderate. America, he argues, is a country of voters who might vote Democrat, if not for a failure of the Democratic Party to tap into the voters' consciousness.

This is why E.J. Dionne has a modest proposal, a wakeup call for the Democratic Party. "Stand Up Fight Back," he says. Stop apologizing. Stop being afraid. And start taking a stand.

Click the "Listen" link for an inside look at the Democratic Party and how it is becoming a fighting force in the 2004 presidential election.


E.J. Dionne, columnist, The Washington Post and author of "Why Americans Hate Politics." His new book is "Stand Up Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and the Politics of Revenge."

This program aired on June 9, 2004. The audio for this program is not available.


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