From debt ceiling standoffs to single-digit Congress approval ratings, America’s political system has never been more polarizedor paralyzedthan it is today. As best-selling author and public policy expert Charles Wheelan writes, now is the time for a pragmatic Centrist party that will identify and embrace the best Democratic and Republican ideals, moving us forward on the most urgent issues for our nation.
Wheelanwho not only lectures on public policy but practices it as well (he ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2009)brings even more than his usual wit and clarity of vision to The Centrist Manifesto. He outlines a realistic ground game that could net at least five Centrist senators from New England, the Midwest, and elsewhere. With the power to deny a red or blue Senate majority, committed Centrists could take the first step toward giving voice and power to America’s largest, and most rational, voting bloc: the center.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Big Idea 11
Chapter 2 Government's Herculean Task 29
Chapter 3 The Best and the Worst of the Republicans and the Democrats 46
Chapter 4 The Centrist Party 72
Chapter 5 Sex and Guns 103
Chapter 6 Making It Happen: The Centrist Strategy 121