The challenges that have kept progressive populists from winning presidential elections and creating a lasting majority movement are still there. This blog post lays out the challenges I think we have to overcome, and a strategy for doing so.
Public opinion matters a great deal in the American system of government, just as it does in any democracy. But it sure isn't the only thing that matters, as the following true story demonstrates. It's what I call A Tale of Two Constituencies.
If all or even most of this class of women senators were to win in 2012, it would be historic, easily the highest quality group of new women senators ever. Progressives should do everything we can to rally behind them and help carry them to victory.