Antonio Delgardo, Democrat district 19 NY, which is where I happen to live, won reelection in a closely contested campaign. And it wasn’t because of his political timidity or digital organizing ineptitude that he didn’t register a bigger victory. While he won in the more populous counties, he ran behind in the less populated, rural parts of the district where voters are more prone to be swayed by Trump and right wing media. If he had positioned himself further to the left he could have run the danger of losing. Tacking left no matter what the circumstances can quickly become a fool’s errand and a formula to return to private life, not to mention result in the unnecessary loss of Congressional seats. A mature party and popular coalition should be mindful of that reality.