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Topic - David Goodfriend
On the morning after the presidential election, David Goodfriend was crushed. Dumbfounded. He sat in his Toyota Corolla in a parking lot next to a hiking trail in Bethesda, listening to talk radio, alone and inert, wondering where it all went wrong.
Following a bitter electoral defeat, Mr. Goodfriend said, it's easy and emotionally satisfying to write off the opposing slice of the electorate – as liberals did by dismissing red states as "Jesusistan" or as Fox television host Bill O'Reilly did when he concluded that Mr. Obama's voters "want stuff" and "feel entitled to things."
"After Bush won, the Democrats had to say that Kerry had some flaws as a candidate, the way Romney had some flaws," Mr. Goodfriend said.