Charlie Mitchell – Times, political tide against Dem hopefuls for governor

The Mississippi Democratic Party has likely never enjoyed two prospective nominees for governor with more experience or class. In contrast, the party structure in the state continues to be in disarray.

In Mississippi, struggle among Democrats is largely divided into racially identifiable camps.

Most white Democrats are progressives (as opposed to liberals). They believe the highest duty of government is to be of service to the people. They range from the very wealthy to a smattering of blue collar, pro-labor workers. They see themselves as for the little guy while Republicans are only interested in big business.

Charlie Mitchell
7/14/11