Thursday, July 24, 2014

Democratic strategists prescribe populism to cure party ills

The L.A. Times reports:
Could a good strong dose of economic populism be the prescription for the lagging turnout ailment that plagues the Democratic party?

Some of the Democrats' most seasoned strategists believe so, and they've been vocal on the subject as the midterm election moves toward its final phase.

"Populism decides who wins elections in America," Michael Podhorzer, the political director of the AFL-CIO, told a group of reporters Wednesday.

With many Americans still feeling the pinch of stagnant wages and a lackluster job market, "the election tends to be about whom to blame," he said.
The leftist L.A. Times worried about the Democrat party message in November.