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Bob Moser

Contributing Writer

Bob Moser, a Nation contributing writer, is editor of The Texas Observer and author of Blue Dixie: Awakening the South’s Democratic Majority.


  • Politics May 11, 2011

    Texas’ Wild Tea Party

    Only the deepest cuts in the country will satisfy this crowd. Will the treatment kill the patient?

    Bob Moser

  • Campaigns and Elections October 6, 2010

    Texas Tea

    Can Governor Rick Perry hold off a stronger than expected challenger and take a shot at 2012?

    Bob Moser

  • Campaigns and Elections February 18, 2010

    Texas Hold ’em, Tea Party Style

    Debra Medina has come from nowhere to threaten a runoff in the GOP gubernatorial primary.

    Bob Moser

  • Campaigns and Elections October 21, 2009

    Devil in the Old Dominion

    Everyone is looking to Virginia's off-year gubernatorial contest as a Middle American barometer for 2010.

    Bob Moser

  • Election 2008 November 13, 2008

    A New, Blue Dixie

    Obama's "Southern strategy" pays off.

    Bob Moser

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  • Election 2008 October 22, 2008

    Obamalina

    North Carolinians have fallen, surprisingly for Obama. But how hard?

    Bob Moser

  • Politics July 1, 2008

    Democrats Stage a Revival in Texas

    It's their most surprising red-state revival--and Barack Obama's happy dilemma.

    Bob Moser

  • May 29, 2008

    Obama’s Choice

    Obama's strangest option for a running mate is also his strongest: Jim Webb, one of the left's strongest voices on Iraq and economic fairness.

    Bob Moser

  • Globalization April 24, 2008

    Mill Hill Populism

    Meet the new face of economic politics in post-NAFTA North Carolina.

    Bob Moser

  • March 12, 2008

    The View from Jackson

    I could analyze Senator Barack Obama's Mississippi win all day--and wouldn't that be a kick? But I wouldn't be able to do nearly as provocative a job as Donna Ladd, editor of the hell-raising Jackson Free Press, and her election-night blogmates.

    The post-primary story from the pundisphere was all about the stark racial disparity in the vote, and it was stark indeed, with exit polls showing 91 percent of African Americans going for Obama and 72 percent of whites for Senator Hillary Clinton. But there were other ways to read the Mississippi results, as the Free Press blog points out. For one thing, the strong white vote for Clinton was skewed, as Ladd points out, by Republicans turning out to vote for the New York Senator; 13 percent of the primary voters identified as GOPers, and nearly 80 percent of them went for Clinton. And while older people voted for Clinton, the future looks interesting for Mississippi Democrats; 72 percent of voters under 30 went for Obama, considerably more than the 60 percent overall.

    Choice observations from the Magnolia State's progressive universe:

    Bob Moser