Big Business No Longer in Conservative Coalition
The recent Doug Thompson piece on the election results has me thinking- as Thompson often does when he is at his best.
His main point is that, except for Congressman John Boozeman who was running against an underfunded populist Democrat, the business community bought into the idea that the Democrats would rule the state more competently than the Republicans. The Republican coalition since 1980 has consisted of religous conservatives and business interests. Thompson hints that since the religious conservatives won the primaries, the business side of the coalition did more than abandon the Republican side, it actively supported the Democrats.
He had limited space to delve into it, but I'd like to give it a try here...
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