Is this re­ally the best that to­day’s Demo­cratic Party can do?

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Jack Far­rar,

The of­fi­cial new slo­gan of the Demo­cratic Party, “A Bet­ter Deal,” has left me and mil­lions of other pro­gres­sives un­der­whelmed. It just kind of sits there like a plate of cold scram­bled eggs. It’s a nice ho­mage to FDR’s New Deal, but do party lead­ers re­ally want to be as­so­ci­ated with a retro-1930s phe­nom­e­non? Also, I find the use of the word “deal” a lit­tle creepy, given Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s “Art of the Deal.”

The Demo­cratic Party needs new lead­er­ship, some­one not rep­re­sent­ing East or West Coast lib­er­al­ism, some­one not named Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi.

As far as a vi­able can­di­date for pres­i­dent in 2020, how about John Hick­en­looper? Think about it. He has pro­gres­sive cre­den­tials, he’s adept at build­ing con­sen­sus, he has a rea­son­able at­ti­tude to­ward en­ergy de­vel­op­ment, and he per­son­i­fies the Western en­tre­pre­neur­ial ethic.

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