To the uninformed, pragmatism does sound like a condition that requires a trip to the doctor and a strong prescription. Maybe that is why most modern politicians avoid it.
Pragmatism, of course, isnt a disease. It is a philosophy that embraces practical approaches to problems and affairs. It is a philosophy that allows for compromise because it recognizes that the world is always changing, so sometimes your positions have to as well.
Both major political parties may find it necessary to adopt the philosophy to be successful this election season. At least, we should hope so.
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