What kind of Democratic Party and what kind of candidates (Cont.)

The 2014 Election post-mortems keep spinning their wheels. This story in Saturday's NYTimes managed to wrangle in many of the conflcting views of party leaders and party pundits.

A curious feature of the story is that the contending forces have so many labels: moderate, liberal, progressive, populists. Is that part of the Democrat's problem? Also curious that Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren are cited as representatives for at least two of the factions.

Easy enough to say that nobody seems to have it right, but I'll say that--and leave it to you all to get it straight.

 

 

Margaret O’Brien Steinfels is a former editor of Commonweal. 

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