The Future of the Democratic Party

Left or Center?  After a “shellacking” at the polls, it’s what Democrats always wind up debating.  Do we focus on the core values that make us a potent political force or do we re-tool ourselves to meet the swing voters who get us over the top?  I’ve had this conversation with many people lately, and I’ve reached the conclusion that we’re almost certainly asking the wrong question.

I don’t think it’s a matter of politics for Democrats.  To be the party of the people we have to do a lot more show, don’t tell.  Are we standing up for people and their personal issues or are we just playing a game?  If that means we wind up being more to the left than we’ve been, so be it.  But I don’t think it’s where we need to start.

I’d like to know your opinion.  Which way should we go?

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