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More Ossoff post-mortems

I know my trend of linking to every post-election post-mortem that validates my views is annoying, but i can't help myself.

First, Comparing Quist to Ossoff.

Second, Kate Aronoff at the Jacobin comes closest to making the point that's been kicking around in my head. Ossoff tried to convince moderate Republican suburbanites to vote for him (same failed strategy as the Clinton campaign). The Sanders/Quist strategy is to mobilize new/young/disaffected voters by offering them something that isn't normally available.

Instead of taking the lead of their party's most energetic wing, a not-insignificant number of Democrats are still chasing voters who either don't exist or have voted for Republicans for the last sixty years. Ossoff-ish candidates will never provide the kind of visionary campaigns, policies, and platforms that will allow us to build a more empathetic and democratic world; as should be clear by now, they can't even win an election.

By fnord12 | June 22, 2017, 9:15 AM | Liberal Outrage