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  •  Race caused whites to flee the Democratic Party (1+ / 0-)
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    and liberalism.  Yet I also believe that behaving as Republican-lite has clearly failed to win those whites back.

    My belief is that running to the left on economics won't win back older whites - but it can win the younger ones who poll after poll have shown are far more economically liberal than their elders.

    That is why I agree with the diarist's bottom line, that the key for Democrats winning back working class whites is to run to the left economically, although I disagree with the diarist (and agree with you) about the reason why whites left in the first place.  

    "Those who have wrought great changes in the world never succeeded by gaining over chiefs; but always by exciting the multitude." - Martin Van Buren

    by puakev on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 10:47:55 AM PST

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