From Center-Right…To Center-Left

On October 18, Newsweek ran a cover story entitled, “America the Conservative” by Jon Meacham. Meacham argued:

Should Obama win, he will have to govern a nation that is more instinctively conservative than it is liberal–a perennial reality that past Democratic presidents have ignored at their peril.

Meacham admitted that his argument was “probably going to look dumb, or at least out of step, for many months to come.” Yes, it does.

As ThinkProgress has noted again and again, the American people are moving left. The last three presidential elections show that movement very clearly: