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Monday, November 15, 2004

Narrative vs. litany.

James Carville on the Democrats' problem:

[B]y and large, our message has been we can manage problems, while the Republicans, although they will say we can solve problems, they produce a narrative. We produce a litany. They say, "I'm going to protect you from the terrorists in Tehran and the homos in Hollywood." We say, "We're for clean air, better schools, more health care." And so there's a Republican narrative, a story, and there's a Democratic litany. . . . We need to produce a narrative. We need to be more about solving problems as opposed to managing them, and I think it's going to be interesting to see how it comes out.

("Meet the Press," 11.14.04; via Sam Rosenfeld)

Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 15 November 2004 at 7:57 PM

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