[Marxism] Fwd: Why Young People Are Right About Hillary Clinton | Rolling Stone

Steven L. Robinson srobin21 at comcast.net
Wed Jun 8 16:20:33 MDT 2016

-"The failure of George McGovern had a major impact on a generation of Democrats, who believed they'd faced a painful reality about the limits of idealism in American politics. Jann sums it up: "Those of us there learned a very clear lesson: America chooses its presidents from the middle, not from the ideological wings." "

Of course the success of Reagan from the opposite side of the US political spectrum does not seem to register in this calculus.

The political evolution of Gary Hart, as described in one of the chapters in Rick Perlstein's Imaginary Bridge, suggests that the subsequent political evolution of Gary Hart and his successors, like Clinton, were more of a continuation of the politics of McGovern than a break or reaction to them.  Certainly, Hart could oppose certain military adventures of the mid 1970s at the same time as he opposed the New Deal/Great Society liberalism of some of his Senate Colleagues. SR

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