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Catfish and Cod
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
The gaping hole at center-left.
(Link path: TAPPED, Time)

This is purely anecdotal, but Tapped can think of a dozen or so non-Washingtonian (albeit East Coaster) friends and aquaintances like the woman Klein quotes. All used to be squishy, almost apolitical moderates -- default Democrats, in a sense -- who, during the past three years, have become increasingly angry at the direction in which our politics is headed. All of them really despise Bush. Whatever else happens, Tapped hopes that establishment Dems recognize that the anger out there isn't necessarily left-wing anger. It's much broader than that. And whoever is the nominee needs to figure out a way to best harness it.