Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South
Two generations ago Kevin Phillips challenged Republicans to envision a southern-based national majority. In Whistling Past Dixie, Tom Schaller issues an equally transformative challenge to Democrats: Build a winning coalition outside the South.
However, I still disagree with some of Schaller's conclusions both from a strict Machivellian perspective, and more importantly from an idealistic perspective as well. Schaller is a firm believer that politics is too serious to not take winning seriously, and I suppose some people like this a ...more
This book came out 2 years before Obama's election and it looks as though the Obama campaign and Democrats took several ...more
Reviewer: David Stinson from Amazon
An overall good book. The author I think has a useful strategy, and lots of numbers to back it up. In fact, my main criticism of the book would be that Scaller is better with numbers than complex philosophical arguments. He can tell you a lot of useful information on the political situation in many places around the country. He analyzes the politics in the south very well. The historical analysis from decades ago is less ...more