Both parties agree: Economic mobility will be a defining theme of 2016 campaign


Republican politicians such as Jeb Bush, left, Mitt Romney and Sen. Marco Rubio have been putting issues of middle-class wage stagnation, poverty and shared prosperity at the forefront of their political messages. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Presidential hopefuls in both parties agree on at least one thing: Economic mobility, and the feeling of many Americans that they are being shut out from the nation’s prosperity, will be a defining theme of the 2016 campaign.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush last week became the latest Republican to signal a readiness to engage Democrats on what historically has been their turf, putting […]