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Election ’02 Flash Al Wins Big


The conventional wisdom is that the Democrats emerge from yesterday’s
elections without a clear leader–without a winner. But an insightful
Senate staffer I spoke with this morning reads the tea leaves differently:
given the crushing defeat suffered by the Democrats, Al emerges as the new
Democratic standard bearer. No, not Al Gore . . . Al Sharpton. As I
suggested yesterday, the big story in a number of the races was the poor
Black turnout for the Democrats. This combined with Democratic rumblings
about the need to get back to liberal policies and to run true “opposition”
campaigns is the recipe for Sharpton ascendance. Go Al go.


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