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  •  I don't think she'll run, either. (7+ / 0-)

    Unlike the GOP's ultra-conservative and Tea Party base, the left/progressive wing of the Democratic Party does not drive the nomination process. And while I belong to that wing of the party myself, I'm not so sure it should. Part of why we can win is because of the big-tent nature of our party and Democrats' willingness to compromise.

    That being said, something important is afoot in the Party: people like Warren and Gillibrand and many others are beginning to run toward the left, not away from it, which is going to help nudge any candidate.

    The President has encouraged this: don't forget, he's forever exhorting the left to keep up pressure on his administration.

    I think it's going to take longer than 2016 to see a truly progressive candidate that's viable, but I predict we will continue to abandon the "New Democrat" model and re-invent the party in a way in which progressives have more and more of a voice.

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