I suspect Chalmers Johnson places far too much weight on Obama’s underpowered train. I say this because the Democratic Party today has neither the programmatic focus, the leaders nor the constituencies needed to achieve effective reforms. And Obama’s work to get the Paulson plan through Congress reveals his loyalties with great clarity.
Briefly put, an Obama victory in the 2008 election may in fact signal the appearance of an electoral realignment. But so what?
Allison Park, PA
Oct 9 2008 - 11:45pm