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Dan Rodricks

Roughly Speaking: Steve Phillips on Clinton, Sanders and the future of the Democratic party (episode 47)

Is Bernie Sanders too liberal for America? Can Hillary Clinton win by moving even further to the left and drawing votes from the same multiracial coalition that elected Barack Obama? According to Steve Phillips' calculations, there is a New American Majority in 34 states — and it leans left. Unless the Democratic Party changes its appeal and drops its obsession with white swing voters, it will miss a grand opportunity.

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I'm alarmed and concerned that much of the party leadership sees the Obama phenomenon as an aberration, something that can't actually be repeated.

—  "Brown Is the New White" author Steve Phillips


Next episode: Coming Wednesday, lots of smart conversation about the economy in this presidential election year.

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