A historic loss for the Democrats last night creates opportunities for progressives around the country. Now more than ever, the primary process should give progressive candidates chances to capture Democratic nominations around the country.
While the Beltway and The Third Way will argue that Democrats need to run moderate Republicans as their candidates in the next election, the reality is the Beltway and The Third Way can no longer get a single person elected in a Democratic (or Republican, for that matter) primary.The era of the smoke filled room is over.
Progressives can be the change they are looking for. But they need to start now. And they need to focus on Dem primaries for House seats.
As Rahm Emanuel said, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Progressives should not waste this one.
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