He came really close to losing in 2014, and I guess John Delaney is kind of worried about 2016. Which makes sense: he should be. Time to start pretending to be reasonable:
With Washington already broken, the last thing we need is a left-wing version of the tea party[*]. But I am worried about where some of the loudest voices in the room could take the Democratic Party.
Rejecting a trade agreement with Asia, expanding entitlement programs that crowd out other priorities and a desire to relitigate the financial crisis are becoming dominant positions among Democrats. Although these subjects may make for good partisan talking points, they do not provide the building blocks for a positive and bold agenda to create jobs and improve the lives of Americans.