This article is kind of leading of leading into an interesting direction, then turns into a partisan piece. The Democrats are no long term solution for the USA.
Inside all political parties are informal and formal contests for status, influence, and power. Overly ambitious compete fiercely for position within the party. They play a skillful game of building internal alliances and fighting internal factions. Sometimes this game takes years to play out, but they enjoy it, especially when they get their reward of “status, influence, and power.”
Most of us prefer to leave this game to the overly ambitious. Some of us will limit our participation to attend the rally when it comes to town and send a $100 check.
It is time to marginalize the power-accumulation instinct many of us seem to have.