Reform vs Results
by Jerome Armstrong, Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 04:06:15 AM EST
I've been reading Bob Shrum's book. I eviscerated the guy in CTG, and it was well-deserved on his part; but that doesn't deny that the guy can write, even if it's revisionist at times (in the case of the Edwards).
Anyway, there's a great quote that he has from Hubert Humphrey, over lunch with George McGovern, made about the "reformer" Dukakis, who'd just called Humphrey "as an outworn relic of the old politics" just as Dukakis was winning his first race in MA, in the late 70's:
That's the best description I've ever heard of the dividing line between process liberals-- reformers-- and results-oriented progressives.