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As Democrats contemplate their losses in November's election, most have settled on a solution. They believe that the party needs more economically populist policies. As Gabriel Lenz writes in his landmark 2012 book, "Follow the Leader?" "voters don't choose between politicians based on policy stances; rather, voters appear to adopt the policies that their favorite politicians prefer".And how do voters pick their politicians? The problem for the Democratic Party is not that its policies aren't progressive or populist enough.In a perceptive essay in the Harvard Business Review, Joan Williams explains that working-class people distrust and disdain professionals – and the Democratic Party is now a party of professionals.On the other hand, Williams notes, working-class people love the rich. It needs to reclaim a larger share of working-class whites.Barack Obama is a singularly charismatic politician. But he might have made Democrats forget that the three Democrats elected to the White House prior to his election came from the rural South.
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