... progressive politics is badly disadvantaged by a situation in which the overwhelming majorities of political leaders and prominent media figures are white men. There are plenty of white men with progressive views, but in general the majority of white men are not progressive and the majority of progressives are not white men. Drawing from the relatively small pool of white male progressives means drawing from a shallow talent pool.The problem is not too few white male progressives, but the progressive message. Regardless of the color of skin of the voter, the progressive message is stale and never resonated with the American public.
It's a center-right nation which elected someone who convinced 53% of the voters he was a centrist. Some people knew better then. More people know better now.
UPDATE 7:35 p.m.: While I was flying over the states which have all the non-progressive white males, Jules Crittendon was collecting links and thoughts on the idiocy of the thesis of a shallow pool of progressive white males, and how a commenter at Lawyers Guns and Money blog pwned Scott Lemieux in reaction to his hit piece on me. That's what happens when you play lawyer on a blog, but not in real life.
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