Neglected Voter

Neglected Voter

by David Paul Kuhn

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Neglected Voter by David Paul Kuhn

In the 1960s, the Republican party won over a crucial demographic: white male voters, and the game was changed for both parties. The Neglected Voter explains how Republicans came to dominate the White House and what Democrats can do to continue their efforts to turn the Red tide. Equipped with rare access to exit polls, exclusive interviews and unprecedented research data, Kuhn examines the role of gender and racial identity and each party's gains and losses through the social changes of the last fifty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230608061
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/16/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

David Paul Kuhn is a Senior Political Writer and news analyst for The Politico. He covered the 2004 election for and has also written for The Washington Post Magazine, The Wall Street Journal,, and the Tokyo-based Yomiuri Shimbun. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The White Male Gap     1
Up from the Ashes: The New Conservatism and the White Everyman     20
From the Apex of Liberalism to the Decline of Democrats (1962-1968)     27
Southern Man     44
Blue-Collar Backlash: Nixon and the Men He Understood (1969-1972)     53
The Breakup of the FDR Coalition and the False Dawn of Carter (1972-1979)     61
The Measure of the Man: The Politics of Personal Manhood     71
God, Manhood, and Moral Values     81
The Strategic Rise of Reagan and the White Male Gap (1980)     104
Millett Versus Mailer: Vietnam, Feminism, and White Manhood as Vice     109
The Peculiar American Conservatism, Patriotism, and the Classic Male (1981-1984)     116
Echo-Chamber Journalism and Living with the Like-Minded     128
The Value of Grit     136
Against God and Country: The Perception of the Effete Liberal Elitist (1988)     150
Those Who Work Hard and Play by the Rules (1992)     159
The Angry White Male: Kicked Out and Charged with Abandonment     164
The Hard Way, and Soccer Moms     175
Politics of the Common Man and Gun Culture (2000-2003)     179
The "Feminine Party" in Wartime: Bush, Kerry, and Bravado (2004-2007)     188
ThePolitical Culture of White Manhood: Taxed, Downsized, Emasculated, Dreaming, Believing, and Antagonized     204
Reconciliation: White Men and Democrats, Toward 2008 and 2012     231
Appendix of Studies     245
Acknowledgments     248
Notes     250
Index     272

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