The Heath Bar explanation
Posted by John Hood at 11:20 AM
Writing in the New York Post, pollster Craig Charney makes exactly the right point about the Democrats’ success at candidate recruitment this year — and why liberal activists are ridiculously misstating the ideological meaning of the outcome:
... [T]o win [competitive] seats, Democrats needed candidates who took a more moderate posture, particularly on social values. How moderate? Some 27 of the 40 most competitive Democratic House candidates pledged, if elected, to join the centrist New Democratic Caucus - a group that is anathema to the party's liberals.
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