Are the Democrats Turning Left?

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2006 was a very big year for Democrats, taking back Congress, spiking the dream of the permanent Republican majority.

2008 could be even bigger for the Dems. The war in Iraq is so unpopular. The White House looks within their grasp, and so does a bigger majority on the Hill.

But what vision do Democrats bring to the battle and to governing if they win? That's a battle in itself — between old guard liberals, new progressives, Clinton centrists and more, between bloggers and billionaires and the powers that be.

This hour On Point: New York Times writer Matt Bai on the Democrats now, and the inside story of "the argument."


Matt Bai, author of "The Argument: Billionaires, Bloggers, and the Battle to Remake Democratic Politics"

Gina Cooper, blogger and executive director of the YearlyKos Convention

Guy Saperstein, trial lawyer, philanthropist, and partner in Democracy Alliance, a progressive political organization

This program aired on August 21, 2007.


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