” … Besides, it is not at all clear that far-left ideology was the cause of past Democratic defeats or that ideology plays a truly decisive role in presidential elections. While political strategists and pundits tend think in terms of sharply delineated issues, most voters do not. “The American Voter,” the landmark study by University of Michigan researchers published in 1960 and still a very useful guide to its subject, found that only one-fourth of the electorate held a clear opinion on most issues and identified those positions with one party or the other. A mere 2 percent could be classified as holding a consistently “ideological” position on overall policy. …”

> From Sam Tanenhaus in the NYTimes: “How the ‘Radicals’ can save the Democrats

Author: Rob