I was browsing my public library in late October and I jotted down something I forgot to bring up here. I read this on page 23 of the October 28, 2005 Chicago Reader in a full-page ad:
There is not going to be some savior from the Democratic Party. This whole idea of putting our hopes and energies into “leaders” who tell us to seek common ground with fascists is provind every day to be a disaster, and actually serves to demobilize people.
You can read this text in a number of The World Can’t Wait’s PDF fliers (1, 2, 3).
A strong sentiment, but long-time readers of this blog know that I’ll wait to be convinced until election time when organizations like these endorse candidates. Will they join so many on the Left and frame the debate around the Democratic Party and Republican Party candidates (two ways to fight the war are offered, ending the war and occupation is left off the table), or will they stand behind an anti-war candidate, even if that candidate is unpopular and not often discussed in the mainstream media?
In short, will folks like these vote in line with the sentiment they express 3 years out of every 4 or will they cave into whatever the Democrats are offering? Will the Democrat offer a progressive platform, reject corporate funding, and earn their votes?