ONE NUMBER PROGRESSIVES NEED TO KEEP IN MINDLast week a Washington Post poll on healthcare reform included the question: "Do you think Obama's views on most issues are too (liberal) for you, too (conservative) for you, or just about right?" The results:
Too liberal: 40%.Seven percent. A number that would have to increase by 42% to break into double digits. Just over 1/6 of the 'too liberal' number. A number that can only be described as pathetic.
Just about right: 52%.
Too conservative: 7%.
Progressives aren't marginalized; progressives are marginal. If you want better outcomes, make your ideas more popular.
Here endeth the lesson.