To further elaborate on a comment I made on one of Butch’s earlier posts, take the time to read this article: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080128/melber
If you’re a Republican, pretend you’re reading about your favorite Republican instead of Obama. The point I’m making is not about the politician and his stands, but rather the idea of bringing the people into the process.
For decades we have had an ever-decreasing interest in politics which shows itself in turnout. The impression has been that the process has been controlled by the powerful interests (good and bad) and not the people. For the first time in a long time, the people are beginning to see that, indeed, they can make a difference and their voice does matter.
I think that’s a good thing.