Gerald Seib, longtime political observer for the Wall Street Journal, has written a column documenting what appears to be an emerging trend in American politics: the political middle is waking up. Here is the column.
And here are the two lines that I particularly liked: "As he surveyed the results of last week's off-year election, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has analyzed more than a few of them, offered two thoughts: It's a really good time to be seen as a pragmatic problem-solver, and a really bad time to be associated with dysfunctional Washington."
And this: "That challenge could take the form of a third party or independent political force; more likely, it could take the form of an insurgent figure from within the major political parties who can galvanize what increasingly appears to be a radicalized center in the country."
How would you like to be part of that challenge to the broken political status quo?