This may cheer you up:
On Tuesday, in competitive primaries from New Jersey to Iowa to California, voters chose bold progressive Democrats over more conservative and corporate Democrats, handing big victories to the â€œElizabeth Warren wingâ€ of the Democratic Party.
Indeed, it was Progressive Super Tuesday. And it is the latest chapter in a larger story weâ€™ve seen play out in American politics since the Wall Street economic wreck.
Thereâ€™s a rising economic populist tide in America, sweeping into office leaders like Senator Warren, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, and a growing bloc of progressives in Congress.
Ed Kilgore is more cautious. I do think that the days when a milquetoast like Evan Bayh could be taken seriously as a political contender are so over. And, seriously, I do hope a progressive/populist contender for the Dem presidential nomination emerges soon. I fear a Hillary Clinton Administration could set us back.