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What if “electability” is more about authenticity than moderation? (It is.)

“It may well be that the same candidates who appeal authentically to progressive emotional sensibilities will also appeal to the voters Democrats most need to persuade in the purple districts and states they need to win–as well as bring out people who otherwise just wouldn’t vote at all,” writes David Atkins. (He’s correct.)