You know what would help? If The Nation, Hayden, and other loyal Democrats would resist the urge to fall blindly into lock-step with whatever semi-conservative candidate the party of Clinton throws at us. Instead of excoriating Nader (The Nation was shameful in it's low-road personal attacks), the only actual progressive running for president, they could face the reality of the entrenched party duopoly. Have the naïve learned anything this time? I don't think so. I think Tom Hayden and his upper-crust liberals will be back here in a few years, apologizing again for failing to recognize the indelible stains on any candidate that can survive the party nomination process.