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Fri Apr 17, 2015, 11:50 AM

7. What's going on out here in America with the "average person" is going to have

a bigger influence than we think, imho, as we focus on the presidential prize. There is unrest everywhere and protests are increasing over events/issues that haven't seen since the turmoil of the late 60's. There is evidence of Populism rising which is a new effort put into the mix.

I've come to your same conclusion when you say:

As we begin this election cycle, I appreciate why some people are very excited about the prospects of electing Hillary Clinton as President. I also understand why others feel like it is most likely to be the old ďlesser of two evilsĒ deal, which hardly inspires. (Personally, I am not aware of any candidate -- including those that some folks dream of drafting for the job -- who I think has the potential to institute real change. Iím not convinced that the Oval Office actually offers that ability any more.)

But, I believe the CHANGE, this time, will be fought on the ground and come from the bottom up. People taking things into their own hands because they realize they are outnumbered by the Big Money, (International, Wall Street and the One Percenters) plus the influence of Think Tanks and Corporations writing legislation that the "People" have little or no say in.

The Service Workers Strikes are making a difference on "Minimum Wage" and even in the "Right to Work" South there is a strong attempt at Unionizing workers at Boeing.

I posted an article on "Gawker Media" attempting to Unionize with the "Writers Guild." That's amazing for an internet online media conglomerate to attempt to do--considering that "Writers Guild" press and rRousands of reporters were laid off and scrambling to write Blogs or do free articles for Huffington Post.

There wasn't any interest in the Post but, there are many efforts going on all over the US that signal a brewing interest in people organizing with each other and Unions of Workers or Action Committees of Workers, in some fashion, now coming back in the public's interest.

Our War Policy and unaccounted for Pentagon Spending aren't being discussed, anymore. Yet the huge Pentagon Budget for our efforts since we invaded Iraq has drained resources we could have spent here at home. There's a possibility this may erupt before election day 2016. It seems "off the radar" in Mainstream American Media, but its getting hard to ignore "Mission Creep" and rumblings of the New Cold War with Russiia.

We shall see. But I think the next two years are not going to be easy as some important issues not addressed in the last two decades start falling out of the closet and will have to finally be dealt with.

If Hillary is "The Inevitable" she will still have to face these issues. Some feel she will handle any issue very well. Others feel she needs to be alerted to the issues where she still seems to be in agreement with policies which have failed. And, still others feel that there aren't any issues that are important enough not to vote for anyone with a"D" after their name and those who do have issues they want addressed should just--"Stuff It."

Is she a better candidate than the dreaded Republicans Yes. But, we Dems out here have got to stop worrying about THEM and worry about taking care of OURSELVES. Because no one else is going to do it for us.

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