Re 130, I agree. I believe you also mention 3 groups of Democrats in #122 (sorry if I misunderstand) and say the candidates/party need to focus on which group which is most critical. I think the more 'groups' there are, the more risk of completely alienating one, and Dems won't win with 1/3 (or whatever) of their people on the bench, or just saying 'f*** it' altogether. While i welcome the ideas, and like the fact that there is push to move the party left, it does carry some risk. My dad was Dem in the MO State Legislature from 78 to 94, and used to chuckle about the Republicans being stuck in offices in the basement of the capitol, powerless. Now, a Dem cant get elected in MO, and moving further left wont fix that, at least around here. These idiots will vote for Trump while they watch their beans rot in the field and collect their (socialist!, gasp) subsidy check. IDK what it'll take to get those folks back, but its definitely not identity politics.