Open discussion thread: Are Republican converts gentrifying the Democratic Party?

Yesterday I ran this interview with Matthew Dowd, who spearheaded former President George W. Bush’s re-election campaign and now wants to be the Democratic lieutenant governor of Texas.

The interview raised a question that I want to propose to you for this open discussion thread: What do you think is the proper place and role for Republican defectors to the Democratic Party?

Or, to cite a trenchant tweet I noticed, are Republican converts gentrifying the Democratic Party?

And if you haven’t yet, take a moment to subscribe to The Ink to read this interview and participate fully in the community.

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