"Bernie Sanders isn’t considered electable because our notions of “electability” are defined from the top downward by party leaders, major donors, journalists, and pundits. "Electability" is purposely designed to not apply to anyone other than a center-left or conservative Democrat. "
Perhaps Howard Schultz and today’s Democratic Party are symptoms of the same condition. Both the billionaire and the party with a lot of billionaires want to restore an era, a politics, and a political culture that seem increasingly foreign with each new tweet from the White House.
Which senior official wrote this op-ed is less important than the possibility that any senior official inside this administration could have written it. On the flip-side, Cabinet Secretaries lining up to say “I didn’t do it” like antsy first-graders adds another layer of paranoia and absurdity to the Trump White House vibe.