One reason these progressives are feeling marginalized might lie in their lack of unanimity on the issues. It was easy to feel united and effective on an issue like gay marriage, says O’Malley, because all the progressive groups were working together on it. It’s been hard to find other issues that bring the left together in the same way.
That leaves progressives often splintered, working at cross purposes, or fighting losing causes. But Walsh is not discouraged. “If people say they would rather be right than win,” he says, “and they can get enough people organized and work hard enough, they can be right and win.”
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