The Old Order is in Crisis…

In his  Profiles in Paralysis, Ross Douthat writes of Trump’s legitimate populist critique.On the Democratic side of Election 2016 the left’s populist critique is expressed by Bernie Sanders. Long term, as leaders in the Democratic Party, how do we continue put the working class ahead of the donor class (h/t Reihan Salam, “Before the Kochs“)?

In this arena, a candidate who is persevered  as part of the Old Order can incorporate the populist critique by 1) acknowledging that the critique is legit, 2) point out that it has taken a long time to get to this place, its going to take time to get to a better place, 3) and here’s how we’re going to do it by painting how she’ll govern as a reformer.


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