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Left-leaning US Democrats leave centrists in a bind

American voters who feel that the centrist economic policies of the past have failed the members of the middle class are gravitating to political outsiders

Published Mon, Feb 4, 2019 · 09:50 PM

Washington

SAY you are a Democratic politician, in your 40s or 50s, who in the not-so-distant past had adhered to the traditional centrist positions of your party, as advanced by former president Bill Clinton and other middle-of-the-road politicians, and you are now planning to run for president.

So what would be the opening lines of your campaign: Launch a fierce attack against President Donald Trump, pledging to oust him from office in 2020, and insisting that you are the right man or woman to do that?

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