As I’ve tried to make clear in the days since Mary Landrieu’s defeat set off another spasm of hysteria about the Democratic Party and “the South,” this is one veteran cracker political animal who just about equally dislikes the ideas that Democrats should pander more to southern sensibilities and that Democrats should pursue country music boycotts and a ban on fried food. So I’ve settled on a novel approach for the Donkey Party: why not treat the South just like any other damn place? You can read more about that over at TPMCafe.

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.