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Everything in Moderation

The Denver Post looks at what national Democrats can learn from Democratic pick ups in the West in 2004. Colorado senator Ken Salazar, for instance, won his Senate seat while John Kerry lost the state to George W. Bush.

The Post credits Salazar's "centrist message" taken to the "exurbs" and appealing to "independents, moderates and conservatives."

Netroots types, the Post notes, think centrism is the bane of the Democratic Party. Of course, all of the Democrats' best centrist candidates win (ahem, Clinton, the first one that is), and all their extremists lose.

As I've said before: Look to the West.

The centrist Democratic Leadership Council begins its annual "National Conversation" meeting Saturday in Denver.

(via The Note)