This article should have been a cover story in The Nation--six months ago! Unfortunately, The Nation chose to marginalize Kucinich quite some time ago, and even now, relegates this thoughtful piece to "web only" status. For a progressive publication, The Nation is strangely hostile to actual progressives. For example, Katha Pollit and Eric Alterman will launch tirade after tirade against Ralph Nader for daring to exist outside of the democratic party system, but when a progressive like Kucinich follows their advice and works his way through the primaries, they completely ignore him. No wonder progressives never make any progress.