Thursday, December 02, 2004

Auntie Pinko's advice

This columnist has some good points about future Democratic Party strategy.
we should spend the next couple of years doing two things:

* Identifying and prioritizing the qualities we really want in a leader; and

* Paying attention to Democratic elected officials nationwide, to see how well they live those qualities.

I say "qualities," rather than "positions" or "issues" quite deliberately. The Democratic Party embraces too broad a spectrum of beliefs and priorities about issues to ever achieve a consensus about a single individual based on her or his actions regarding a whole array of issues. Rather, what do a Democrat's actions tell us about their ability to lead, in many different contexts?

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