I just watched Henke on Rachel Maddow a few minutes ago. Â While I share Jon’s concern about building a broad movement that not only can win, but have a mandate to actually govern, I don’t know if I can really join him in desiring a return to a movement governed by elites. Â Given the interconnectedness in today’s world, I don’t think it’s really possible or desirable to return to that. Â We do need to make an intellectual case for the movement, and I agree that the Birthers and other extremists fringe views get in the way of that, but in a world where anyone with an internet connection can have their own soap box, you’re stuck having to use persuasion. Â I think it’s important for people to speak out against bad ideas, but this movementÂ ain’tÂ ever going back to the days of Buckley. Â But the same is true for the left.
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