On Monday, No Labels was kicked off in New York. The intent is provide a forum where people of all political stripes can discuss (not hector) issues and look for common ground. I wish them well. But already, those with something to gain from being deeply partisan are decrying this move. Moderation doesn’t get people to the polls. And as William Randoph Hearst learned over a century ago, it doesn’t sell newspapers, but sensationalism does.
Rich Harwood, always insightful and sometimes provocative, posted an interesting piece in his blog about No Labels. It is well worth reading.