Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts begs the central question of why the center-right party finds itself adrift in the political sea (“Democrats need to move to the left,” Viewpoints, Oct. 16). Wrongly, he faults “high-powered operatives who’ve led the party into its present cul de sac.”
His analysis is unhelpful. Democratic Party operatives such as Donna Brazile and James Carville who Pitts blames are hired help. They are symptoms of a larger problem.
To understand why it produces p...