Thomas Frank has written an article for the New York Review of Books that explains convincingly why Democrats are getting their heads handed to them by Republicans. It’s entitled, appropriately enough, What’s the Matter With Liberals? In it, he describes the phenomenon (also documented elsewhere) where many Americans see educated liberals as the “elite” that exercises undue influence over their lives, and ignore the economic elite. He rightly criticizes Democrats for allowing this to happen, because they have surrendered any moral authority they might have on economic issues to feed at the money trough with the Republicans. Anyway, read the whole article.