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The Democrats’ 2024 Kryptonite

Jeff Roe and Glenn Youngkin
Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty
Tina Nguyen
December 7, 2021

“My victory lap has been way overdone and I’m kind of sick of it,” joked Jeff Roe from the Houston office of Axiom Strategies, his august political consultancy. Roe, after all, was the political guru who managed Glenn Youngkin’s unlikely victory in the Virginia gubernatorial race, during which the half-zip wearing former private equity C.E.O. defeated former Democratic governor Terry McAullife in a state that Joe Biden won handily a year ago.