Four More Years

Four More Years

President Reagan won a smashing victory. Yet despite the magnitude of the Republican triumph the Democratic party was not reduced to smithereens, even though, in some places, only small pieces of it remain, especially in the South and the West. Nevertheless, as we all have observed, the Democrats increased their Senate seats by two. In Congress, they kept the GOP from regaining about half of the 26 seats the Democrats had taken in 1982, thus retaining a majority that should be able to frustrate the further advance of Social Darwinism. This brings us to a series of reasons, cited by many, that did play an important part in the Reagan sweep. In my view, however, they are not sufficient to explain it.

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