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How Will a Midterm Sweep for Democrats Affect Bush's Legacy?

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How Will a Midterm Sweep for Democrats Affect Bush's Legacy?

How Will a Midterm Sweep for Democrats Affect Bush's Legacy?

How Will a Midterm Sweep for Democrats Affect Bush's Legacy?

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While some races have yet to be decided, the Republican Party lost about 30 seats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, and at least five seats in the Senate. It is hard to read the vote as anything but a corrective message. The question for conservatives and liberal policy makers alike is, what now?

Guests:

Douglas Brinkley, Tulane University professor of history, and director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies, University of New Orleans

Robert Dallek, presidential historian and author of nine books on American history; has written biographies of Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and John F. Kennedy

Thomas Ricks, military reporter for The Washington Post, author of Fiasco

David Gergen, director of Center for Public Leadership and professor of public service at Harvard University; former White House communications director