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Astute discussion of 1988 election and trends in American politics dating back to World War II. Obviously, given Blumenthal's political biases, some of his interpretations and framings have to be taken with a grain of salt. His overarching argument and theme that politicians sometimes focus on the optics of politics rather than substantive issues and that politicians are not fully equipped to identify and grapple with historical shifts will appear self-evident to anyone who you know... follows c ...more