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Monday, March 01, 2004

Hart Comeback Model

Yesterday's Face the Nation featured a flashback to the 1984 Democratic primary offering John Edwards hope for the nomination. Because of expectations, Walter Mondale's victory in just two of nine states on Super Tuesday the press led with Mondale comback stories instead of the overwhelming coverage Gary Hart had expected for winning the remaining contests. Edwards' shot Tuesday lies not in a resounding victory in many states, as that seems unlikely, but in winning just enough to beat expectations and reenergize his campaign. We'll see.