Saturday, May 12, 2007

Morning Thread

Just following up the post from last night, it's not entirely clear whether being pro-war, anti-war, or just being split over the war was what "destroyed" the Democratic party after Vietnam, but the real point is that whatever the cause it didn't really destroy it. Nixon got elected twice. That's it.

I'm sure someone has written about this, and maybe it reaches back farther than I remember, but this whole "Vietnam destroyed the Democrats" myth seems to be one which has recently taken hold. I don't remember it from my teens, though I do remember that Jane Fonda sold a very popular line of exercise videos.