Populism

POPULISM….Via David Sirota, here’s an excerpt from a short Mother Jones interview with incoming Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown:

MJ: Any interest in being Vice President?

SB: No. But anybody that runs for the president will have to go through Ohio, literally and figuratively. The Democrats need to nominate somebody that will be an economic populist, that will stand up for the middle class, that doesn’t just want to increase the minimum wage but somebody that will work to put the government on the side of working families. And that means different trade policy, standing up to the drug industry, taking on the oil industry. It means showing that the Democratic Party is a progressive, populist party.

That sounded very much like a gauntlet being thrown down in front of….Hillary Clinton? Is she listening?