As John Nichols wrote yesterday, President Obama won big on election night, garnering a wider margin of victory than many of his predecessors. Nichols argued on Democracy Now! that the win represents a mandate from progressives for the president to push back against the right’s doctrine of austerity. But Obama can’t do it alone. Progressives also need to speak out and push the president away from his centrist governance. Nichols also talks about Montana and Colorado voters’ rejection of the Citizens United decisions on ballot referendums this past Tuesday.

Steven Hsieh

Read John Nichols’s post-election blog post, “For Obama a Bigger Win Than for Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, or Bush.”