Inside the Mind of a Biden Voter
Why is it that only one side is interested in understanding and persuading their opponents? Plus: The good Republican.
1. Trying to Understand the Majority
The other day on Threads, Bulwark contributor and all-around great writerasked the following question:
What he’s getting at is one of the political and ideological asymmetries we talk about here often:
One side of our political divide routinely castigates itself for being in a bubble. One side expends a lot of energy trying to figure out how to appeal to people who don’t vote for them. One side talks a lot about persuasion and understanding the people across from them.
Not coincidentally, that side is the same side that can no longer wield executive power nationally without winning a sizable popular majority.
The other side does not seem to worry about the media bubble it lives in.