The disappearing moderate
Broadcast: Midmorning, 09/07/2011, 9:06 a.m.
Moderates and centrists used to forge compromise in American politics. But today with most of them out of office, American politics is more polarizing, making agreement on important issues near impossible.
- Thomas Schaller: Associate professor of political science at the University of Maryland and author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without The South."
- Michael Young: Managing Partner of Michael Young Strategic Research and co-writer of the "Politically Uncorrected" column at the Center for Politics & Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College.