‘Wellstone Way’ Hailed As Key For Battered Democratic Party
‘Wellstone way’ hailed as key for battered Democratic Party
The party is at a crossroads, promoters of the event noted, with Republicans controlling the White House, Congress and two-thirds of governorships and state legislatures nationwide.
Quantified by power in office, it’s the worst scenario for Democrats since 1929.
The way out of the wilderness and back to mattering could be found, it was suggested at the event, by going the “Wellstone way,” a mix of economic populism and grassroots organizing.
Fifteen years after the plane crash near Eveleth that claimed Wellstone’s life, Democrats remain hopeful that another Wellstone-like figure will surface nationally, or at least in Minnesota — someone with the …