An op-ed in today’s NYT from Professor Susan Dunn:

It is not yet clear how extensive President Obama’s plans are for intervening in party primaries. Nor is it yet clear if his criteria for picking favorites are based on ideology, as Roosevelt’s were, or if the White House is simply focused on choosing the most popular candidates and winning a few more elections. So far, the president’s support for Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and his desire to dump Governor Paterson would seem to indicate that his approach is purely pragmatic. But in either case, by meddling in state and local politics, he risks fueling the same indignation that Roosevelt did in 1938.

Read the whole thing here.

(thanks to Parent ’12 for the link)

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