Carville: Democrats Will Rule Washington for 40 Years

The Democratic consultant lays out his thesis in his new book.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

For his latest book about Democrats ruling Washington for the next 40 years, consultant James Carville laid his thesis out to Republicans. "They said, 'Yeah, it's horrible,' " he says. In 40 More Years, How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation, he presents the facts about the last two elections in his "ragin' Cajun" style. The GOP lost the youth and Hispanic vote and is credibility-starved. Then he kicks the party's faves: Sarah Palin, the 2008 veep nominee, for once running an Alaskan city hall that "looks just like a Louisiana bait shop," and Fox's Bill O'Reilly as stupid, bigoted, and "remarkably nasty, even for a far-right nut job." Hillary Clinton, whom he championed in the 2008 primaries, gets it for voting for the Iraq war and running a messy campaign. Still, Carville says, Clinton would have made a good president. "The kind of campaign you run doesn't have much to do with the type of president you'd be."

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