The Progressive Center

I think Nancy Pelosi does a good job here of reframing an annoying question about the need to govern from the center, arguing that the results of the 2006 and 2008 elections reaffirm that the center is progressive and that what matters, ultimately, is delivering the goods to help people with their problems:

To me, that’s the right thing to say. You can’t very well say you intend to govern from the left-wing fringe, but neither can you pre-emptively surrender on the progressive agenda.