Democrats talk of their "sense of vision" but ignore their 40 years of sweeping social experiments producing Illiteracy, Illegitimacy and Immorality! Bill Clinton invoked Biblical images of good and evil without ever managing to say just what he wanted to do! Talk is cheap!
Chicago did not praise the old Democratic party but buried it. Clinton said that the age of big government is over and confided embarrassment of his 1993 tax bill (the highest in history) as too high an imposition on success. He changed his economic rhetoric to the need of a balanced budget. He reminds us of FDR in 1932 who railed against deficit spending and showed the world how to make deficits after being elected!
Democrats have another problem, now as in 1984. Democratic delegates tend to be different from Democratic voters. Fifty percent of delegates in 1984 had gone to graduate school while 50 percent of the rank and file merely completed high school. Almost half the delegates earned more than $50,000 per year, but only 5 percent of the Democratic voters did!
In 1984, nine percent of Democratic delegates supported an anti-abortion amendment, in contrast to one half (49%) of Democrats in general. Today, twice as many (61%) delegates favor licensing abortion in all cases as voters (30%). In percentages, half again as many delegates as voters believe that laws are necessary to protect racial minorities.
Three times as many voters as delegates believe that organized Prayer should be permitted in public schools.
Yes, Chicago buried the old Democrat party as 30 years of decline in morals and mores have undermined civilized life.
Is the tide starting to turn in America's cultural wars?