Good News And Bad News

Part of Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt is posted at the Corner.  It includes the following:

This morning Ron Fournier, who’s been covering the Clintons since the 1980s, offers an intensely groan-inducing report: “Raising doubts about legitimacy of election, even w/out overturning result, is part of Clinton’s plans to keep her options open for 2020… Make some calls. You’ll hear the same from her confidants.”

It is both the good news and the bad news.  It is bad news for the Democratic Party and the country.   Bringing the Democrats back to the center is going to be long, painful, and uncertain.  It will be bad for the country because, like baseball, politics needs competitive balance.  We hope they will make progress but we are not sanguine about it.

It is short term good news for the GOP.  They will win lots of elections.  Just like in baseball, however, competition is needed to bring out the best.  The country needs two good parties.  Great is too big an ask.  In the past parties have turned around quickly.  Here is hoping it happens again for the Democrats like in ’94.  It was a matter of meeting the GOP ideas.  It didn’t last long for either party but those four years had a bigger impact.


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