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Wed September 25, 2013
Where did all the moderates go?
Once elected, a politician is supposed to work with colleagues to design policy to help government operate efficiently and serve the people. Since legislators represent different geographical areas of people, they often have to compromise.
That’s where moderates are key. They are not so steeped in ideology and are willing to find common ground that leads to compromise.
These days, that sounds rather quaint. Moderates are rare animals.
Listen to what Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow at Public Sector Consultants and former Republican state Senate majority leader, and Jack Lessenberry, Michigan Radio's political analyst, think about these rare birds in today's politics.
Listen to the full interview above.