Reacting to last night’s retirements, Doug Schoen, Dem and author of the newly published book, The Political Fix: Changing the Game of American Democracy from the Grass Roots to the White House, tells me he’s “scared to death of the tsunami that is almost certainly coming.”
What will the storm look like? That he’s not as certain of, but suggests looking “perhaps” at “blue dogs in the House,” he predicts, “particularly in the South.”
Are these retirements a sign of White House failure? What does it say about the leader of the party? They “show Obama, at the very least, lacks coattails,” Schoen says.