For Democrats, The West Is The New South

Journalist Ryan Lizza says it's no accident that the Democrats picked Denver as the site of their National Convention. Lizza discusses the strategy among party officials to make inroads in the West rather than the South.

A Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, Lizza's article, "The Code of the West: What Barack Obama can Learn from Bill Rittner," appears in the Sept. 1, 2008 issue of the magazine.



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