Third Way is the latest in a series of organizations aimed at rescuing Democrats from the perception that they have lost touch with middle-class voters, particularly in the heartland states that voted overwhelmingly for President Bush over Sen. John F. Kerry. [WP][Ignoring glaring abuse of reportorial authority and mindless repetition of conersvative spin.] If there is really an unfilled niche for a centrist legislative shop, I hope Third Way can fill it. There is room in the Democratic Party for the center, center left, and left.
Evan Bayh, unfortunately, is an obstacle to Democratic unity:
'The answer to the ideological extremes of the right has to be more than rigid dogma from the left,' said Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), whose state gave 60 percent of its votes to Bush, and who will be at tonight's strategy session.Everytime the centrist Democrats attack liberals, they are playing into Karl Rove's hands.