SELLING PROGRESSIVISM….The Center for American Progress is test marketing four TV commercials that “explain the progressive movement’s core values and policy ideas, its historical accomplishments, and its philosophical differences with conservatives.” You can see all four here.
So which one do you like best? Dana Goldstein’s favorite is the one on the top right, which is the softest of the bunch. Rick Perlstein, who prefers a more distinct contrast with conservatism, likes all of them except the one on the top right. I’m pretty much with Rick, though my favorite is the one on the top left, which features (a) the contrast Rick likes, along with (b) a kick-ass narrator who softens the edges a bit. Watch ’em all and cast your vote in comments.