This piece by David Brooks today, “The Hamiltonian Ground,” should be essential reading for all the campaigns.
Brooks has hit on why the Republican Party doesn’t seem too Republican anymore — but it also credits Hillary Clinton from already stealing the middle away from just about all of the contenders. And that means she is doing things that respond to Middle Class concerns.
I think Edwards and Obama have both been doing more than Brooks give them credit for — which speaks to what looks like a systemic repositioning of the Democratic Party (on domestic matters). But I think he reads the problems on the Republican side perfectly.
— Steve Clemons
Ed Note: Thanks to RET for highlighting this for me and sending.