I was reading a newspaper article from WashingtonPost.com and saw the following phrase: get to the left of.
“That’s what you do when you run for president,” said Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee. “You get out front knowing that there are a whole lot of people who are not going to let anyone get to the left of them.”
Can somebody please explain its meaning to me?
I've been looking on the Internet for this phrase and found various instances of its use.
I think it might be synonymous with "to get rid of", "to oust", "to go back to the source/cause" or a phrase used in left-wing politics, depending on context. But I am only making wild guesses.