Connecticut Senate challenger Ned Lamont, who may pull off an historic upset today, offered an excellent definition yesterday to a question that often stimulates discussion here at BMG: what is a progressive.
I am a liberal. But when I mean a liberal, I think a progressive, Mr. Lamont said. I think, if youre an entrepreneur in business, you see a problem, you want to address it head on; you want to solve it, I think, then youre a progressive in government.
Couldn’t have said it better myself: reality-based with a business-like nod to pragmatism and results; an entrepreneur’s willingness to take personal responsibilty for positions; and no particular loyalty to any existing concept unless it can prove its worth. That’s progress. Go Lamont!