John Nichols: Get With the Program, Obama

John Nichols: Get With the Program, Obama

John Nichols: Get With the Program, Obama

Democrats who run on clear platforms of standing with workers, defending public education and taxing corporations win elections.

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In battleground states—states where there have been special elections, and in the case of Wisconsin, recall elections—Democrats who run on a clear platform of standing with the workers, defending public education and taxing corporations and the wealthy have been doing as much as twenty percent better than Democrats who ran on more moderate platforms in the 2000 elections. 

John Nichols joins Keith Olbermann on Countdown to discuss how Barack Obama needs to wake up and notice just how concretely these numbers reflect the progressive needs of the swing states. Read John Nichols’s recent article on former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold’s decision to leave politics for progressive campaigning here.

Anna Lekas Miller

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