11/24/15 | Ai-jen Poo | The American Prospect
To win in 2016, candidates in both parties must capture working class voters of all stripes.
Presidential candidates from both parties are tossing around ideas about how to help everyday working Americans.
But something’s missing. Strongmen on the right are speaking almost exclusively to white, working-class voters, stoking populist resentment toward people of color—both immigrants and African Americans. Progressives, for their part, are calling for better wages and quality of life across the board, including for those vilified on the right.