I will withhold comment for the moment, in the spirit of Big Tent-ness. From Commonwealth.
Back in 2012, a group of voters and I, frustrated with the major parties, formed the United Independent Party, and I was its candidate for governor in 2014. The vision of the party was to create a political organization that would fight for working people and for fairness and equality. We accomplished a lot over the last several years, but given the hard truths of our times, the time has come to pick sides. I’ve decided that the Democratic Party is the way to go.
Still, I’m concerned the Democratic Party may not yet be ready for the renewal it must undergo. The fight today cannot be about restoring the status quo before Trump. Protests and aggressive resistance are hugely important and effective. This is why Democrats must be for something visionary to capture and harness the extraordinary outpouring of energy from voters we are witnessing across the country.
Here are some practical suggestions.