Much like in Chicago, the trend away from moderate, centrist Democrats appears to be picking up steam across the country. Case in point: Governor Andrew Cuomo faced raucous leftist party activists at the Working Families Party convention over the weekend and apparently gave way—a stark contrast to the highly choreographed Democratic convention from a week ago that was tailored to show party unity behind Cuomo. The New York Times:
In the end, liberals were exulting in what they believed would be the start of a tectonic shift in New York politics, as the governor agreed to abandon his Republican allies in the State Senate and throw his weight behind electing fellow Democrats. In turn, the Working Families Party agreed to support Mr. Cuomo.“I believe the world starts to turn now,” Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City told a rollicking crowd at the convention of the Working Families Party, a group of liberal activists and labor unions that had been divided over whether to support the governor’s re-election.
In truth, the whole thing looks more like a stalemate rather than a resounding victory for the left, but it’s another sign that the left wing isn’t going to fade away and let centrists Democrats run the whole show.