I was sitting in the hotel bar with a bunch of conference attendees, and was talking to Bob Borosage (one of the founders of Campaign for America’s Future) and said the presenters at the conference were all asking the wrong questions.
“The right question is, if Democrats don’t stand for public education, Social Security, Medicare and help for the unemployed, what the hell do they stand for?” I said. (Okay, I didn’t really say “hell.” But you might be reading this at work.)
He looked at me, thought about it and said slowly, “They stand for keeping themselves in office.”
“Bingo,” I said. “And that’s why I don’t care about the Democrats anymore.”