David Brooks on Snowpocalypse, Democrats’ Waning Momentum

BY Hari Sreenivasan  February 12, 2010 at 7:38 PM EST

With snow and traffic preventing his political sparring partner Mark Shields from making it to the NewsHour studios, David Brooks made a special solo appearance on The Rundown after Shields and Brooks had their weekly chat about the top political news of the week with Jim Lehrer.

Brooks talked about how his family lost power during the latest snowstorm to cripple Washington, and he expanded on his latest column which explored how President Obama and the Democrats have been losing their political momentum.

Brooks also chatted about what’s on his reading list and lifted the lid on his third book, which focuses on the subconscious functions of the brain and how they affect early childhood development and learning.