A Political Thought Experiment

This election has me reflecting on American voters, American elites, and political and party ideology. In the Washington Post on Wednesday, I wrote about Republicans realizing their party is no longer the one they signed up for and thus fleeing to the Libertarians.

  1. Same scenario. But instead of academics and intellectuals, the choice is between (a) self-identified conservative voters or (b) self-identified progressive voters. (Assume people’s label is genuine, and so they aren’t lying about affiliation in order to sneak into the ruling group.) Which would you pick?

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