In a Town Hall forum moderated by NBC’s Dan Abrams and organized by The Common Good, The Nation’s editor and publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel joined a panel of journalists, writers and political strategists to dissect the Democrat’s prospects for this year’s midterm elections.

Vanden Heuvel disagreed with other members of the panel that Obama has lost his base. Instead, vanden Heuvel pointed to the ways that corporate money has corroded the political system and aided the attempts of the Tea Partiers to "roll back the social and economic progress that we’ve made in the twentieth century."

"There are a lot of people in the progressive community…who during the presidential election, thought that Obama walked on water. Politicians don’t walk on water." According to vanden Heuvel, rather than blaming Obama, progressives "need to organize to move this country in a decent common sense direction."

To view the full panel discussion, visit the Common Good Network’s Channel.

—Joanna Chiu