Despised by the far left, scorned by the far right, pushed aside by liberal progressives, mocked by tea party conservatives, we hold what may well be the most assaulted political position in America today.
We are the moderates.
Sorry. That sounds silly, doesn't it? Not "the champions of the world," as in the Queen song. Instead: And now, on stage before your very eyes, let us welcome ... The Moderates!
If we elected an acknowledged and accepted leader, we would be the party of what Buddhists call "The Middle Way."
Think former Sen. and Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. of Connecticut, and former New York Gov. and U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller....