All the Democrats need to do, and they always do it poorly as a party mantra, is relentlessly remind voters that they push for things that benefit average citizens like Medicare and Social Security, while Republicans keep trying to take alway those benefits and pass the savings on to their rich benefactors. But to do that Democrats can’t be playing footsie with Wall Street like the Clintons do, and one of the big reasons why she won, but lost.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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