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What's Next for the Dems?24:50

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photoThe dust has settled on the 2004 election, and the Democratic Party has failed to claim the White House and to make gains in the U.S. Senate or the House of Representatives.

Election results show evidence that the Democratic Party has lost its dialogue with Middle America. Many are speculating about a Democratic disconnect with "mainstream values."

After what appears to be the most dramatic loss for the Democratic Party since 1992, the party has no choice but to reconsider its mission as well as its platform.

Hear a discussion on the future direction of a soul-searching Democratic Party.


Will Marshall, president of the Progressive Policy Institute, co-founder of the Democratic Leadership Council

Simon Rosenberg, president of the New Democrat Network

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Representative, California's 35th district

Mike Lux, president of American Family Voices.

This program aired on November 4, 2004.

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