Table: What's Ailing the New Democrats

LEADERSHIP VACUUM

Without Clinton in the White House, the movement has lost its chief spokesman, lobbyist, and fund-raiser

PUSH TO THE LEFT

Liberal congressional leaders have pressured New Dems to toe the party line on issues such as free trade and tax cuts

TECH MELTDOWN

Although funding remains strong, the collapse of the tech sector has hurt New Dem pols and think tanks

OLD SCRIPT

New Dem "new ideas" have been implemented by Clinton, appropriated by Bush, or just gone stale

Data: BusinessWeek

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