progressives and machine democrats in Chicago/cook have the same goal in campaigns and elections: to put together the right coalition of blacks, browns and whites to win.
A post over at SoapBlox Chicago.
It's true and startling to a guy like me who grew up admiring Paul Douglas and Leon Despres.
If progressivism only means winning elections -yes, I know, that's important- it just doesn't seem very progressive anymore.
Wade through the post and comments and you'll find few Progressives questioning this mating.