Author, The Great Divergence. I write twice weekly for http://t.co/dsYli34m0y. Previously at New Republic (TRB column), Slate, WSJ, Washington Monthly, etc.
@elyse4design @delong Violent nutbags are exempt from this theorem.
@delong I didn't say they were long ago. Nader played a key role pushing minimum wage to forefront in '11 and '12 while Obama resisted.
@delong Taylor Branch writes well about what a hard call 1960 was for folks who cared about civil rights.
@delong Blacks went big for JFK b/c of JFK's phone call when MLK was in jail, which happened late in campaign.
@delong In 1960 it would have been far from clear to a black man that the Democrats would be better for civil rights than the Republicans.
@delong I just think Dems need to get over judging Nader on the basis of his cockamamie presidential bids. His contributions lay elsewhere.
@delong Is Jackie Robinson a bad guy for campaigning for Nixon?
@delong Hard to imagine Nader anticipating how close it would be in Florida, or how important Florida would turn out to be in the end.
@delong You can say that about anybody. If Martin Luther King etc.
@delong go too far, I mean.
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