I'm bringing this feature back after the electon flurry - but it ties directly to the results (and yes, I'm hoping to do some non-political blogging through the end of the year). We welcome in Larry, a Reagan Democrat, who has a warning to his once and future party: don't take me for granted. I think this election did indeed begin the win the middle for the Dems, and the trick will be for us to be a political party and not a movement while sitll maintaining strong progressive values. Anyway, here's Larry:
I am "back" to the Democratic party, but they don't necessarily have me permanently. The ideas that animated the conservative revolutions are still alive. It remains sadly true that power corrupts; that corruption swept parties out of power in 1980, 1994, and 2006. I wish the victorious Democrats well and hope they succeed and remain honest.