- I had lunch with a colleague at the Edina Grill last week and happened to sit at a table next to Tom Horner. (I know Tom a little bit from a consulting gig I did a few years ago.) I asked him about his post-gubernatorial race plans and he indicated he was looking for a way to tackle the political polarization that prevents problem solving.
A single concern brings them together: the hyperpolarization of our politics that thwarts an adult conversation about our common future. A single goal unites them: to expand the space within which citizens and elected officials can conduct that conversation without fear of social or political retribution…
Here’s what it isn’t: It is not a nascent third-party movement. It is not a stalking-horse for an independent candidacy. And it is not a front for anyone’s agenda. In an act as old as America, citizens are coming together out of frustration and patriotism to give their country a better future.
The No Labels site says:
- No Labels is a group of American citizens from across the country – Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – who are concerned about the extreme polarization of our politics, and the resulting breakdown of effective governance in Washington, DC.
- Politics can be carried out more effectively and progress can be made if we come together. The end goal, our shared political destiny, is the same: a successful, prosperous, and safe America. Together, we can bridge old divides and move America not left or right, but forward.
My buddy Bruce Morlan commented here earlier this week:
Rational, calm and cooler heads must cease being wallflowers at the political dance, must seize the floor, and must work together to mainstream and make happen a better vision of the future…
No Labels just might be a way to do this.
Want to meet with other Northfielders who are likewise interested? Sign up for the No Labels Meetup in Northfield and we’ll figure a time and place to meet F2F.