Thursday, May 30, 2019
#150 / Own The Center Left
Nancy Pelosi (pictured above) is a very accomplished politician and political leader. She currently serves, of course, as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
In a recent New York Times' article, Pelosi is quoted as stating that the Democratic Party can win the 2020 presidential election by "owning the center left, owning the mainstream." For Pelosi, that means a focus on health care, bigger paychecks for working people, and cleaner government." One of my earlier blog postings highlighted another article from The Times, this one an opinion column. The Times' column suggested that the Democratic Party should put forward a "populist" candidate. These two prescriptions, of course, are not mutually exclusive.
I tend to think that both things are true.