The National Journal had an interesting article yesterday titled, Populists Versus Managers. In the article, they categorize some of the potential 2012'ers into two groups. They feel that the 2012 elections will come down to Populists vs. Managers.
Here is how they see some of our favorites:
The two groups disagree on some issues (trade, aid to banks), but the most important differences between them are cultural and stylistic, not ideological.
The article goes on to talk about a CLASS INVERSION. How there has been a switch in recent years in the Party make-up. ’Beer track’ vs. ‘Wine track’ . How the Democratic party has shifted up scale making blue caller voters more important in the Republican Party. The article goes on to point out that a NEW CLASS DIVIDE could play a major roll in the 2012 primaries and general election.
At this early stage, the buttoned-down, boardroom-savvy Romney and the rifle-toting, consonant-dropping Palin represent the purest embodiments of the manager and the populist camps, and they generate the sharpest class divide in responses from GOP voters.Read the full article with accompanying graphs HERE.