My Letter To Editor In Cap Times: Political Pragmatism, Not Just Unbounded Enthusiasm, Needed To Pick Candidate
Today my Letter to the Editor was posted online regarding the column last week written by Paul Fanlund.
Just a fast note to express my sincere appreciation for the thoughts and tone Paul Fanlund so correctly expressed in his column “Count me out of the Bernie ‘revolution.'” I am 53 and term myself a liberal Democrat. I feel just as feisty about my politics as when I was 25. But over the years I have learned that pragmatism is as much a needed commodity as unbounded enthusiasm. History is a great teacher as to why this matters.
This week your site linked my blog post in Caffeinated Politics, which asked if Bernie Sanders is not the modern-day Gene McCarthy. I too hearkened back to the Nixon victory in 1968 which allowed for so much national discord.
I trust with words and publications like yours we can learn from the past. We really must win the White House in 2016.
So while I am sure you will feel some backlash over your article I wanted to make sure you also know how much it is needed at this time.