A centrist-oriented Democratic politics that is pragmatic and economically literate
is not a bad thing and is far better than the alternatives:
a fluffy politics of hope (Barack Obama) and angry politics of anti-corporate zeal (John Edwards). At least on paper.
The problem is that this program is associated with two of the most despicable characters in recent American politics -- Bill and Hillary Clinton.
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It would be a terrible thing if the relatively sane elements within the Democratic coalition were to be discredited by the sheer awfulness of their most prominent spokespersons, but that seems to be what is happening.