Democratic allies helping rebuild party
by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist
In a 2005 New York Times editorial, Bill Bradley compared the structure of the Republican and Democratic parties to pyramids. The Republican Party’s pyramid starts with a broad, solid base built of organizations and think tanks that generate funding, ideas, policies and talking points. Conservative commentators and networks that spread the message of the party form the next level.
“At the very top of the pyramid, you’ll find the president,” Bradley wrote. “Because the pyramid is…