On the eve of the Democratic convention, the challenge to Democrats is
to recognize the limits of the current economic boom and act boldly to
assist those left behind.
The draft Democratic Party platform doesn't speak forcefully to the
concerns of ordinary people.
So ABC is arranging its convention coverage around an exhibition football game. NBC is giving us just the acceptance speeches.
The pernicious influence on politics of corporate money isn't confined to donations to candidates and parties.
Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.
So after the excitement fades,
We end up with the norm:
Both candidates are regulars
Who say they're for reform.
On the morning after, people awoke to the drear prospect of "gush and bore" for the next six months, and excitement flew out the window.
Progressives are really grasping at straws these days. First we're supposed to get excited because Ralph Nader is running for President as a Green.
In Kennebunk, land of the Bushes,
The men of the cloth all wore tweed.
And one didn't meet any Christians
Like Robertson, Falwell and Reed.
Ralph Nader is running for President, and a fair number of progressives are excited by the prospect. They should be.