Why Do Democrats Keep Losing Presidential Elections? [VIDEO]

Drew Westen, in his book The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation (Perseus, 2007) and in the video to your right is investigating why it is that in election after election when Democrats have consistently led by huge margins on the issues they've somehow managed to lose national presidential elections. Westen believes it's the role emotion can play and the fact that candidates from Mondale to Kerry were too dispassionate for the American public's tastes. Check out this footage and you be the judge.

#story_page_ below_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.