David Brooks is still an idiot.

The Democrats are emphasizing fighting grit these days, not compassion or technocratic expertise.

via What Is the Democratic Story?

If you google “david brooks profiles in timidity” you’ll see he often makes the exact oppisite argument. That the dems lack courage of conviction and lean on technocratic policy arguments. David Brooks doesn’t care what dems do or don’t. He’ll argue that it’s the wrong thing.