Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Crucial point, and perhaps reveals an area where we need to focus. Afew asks the right question- why did Jerome not put this in media's hands, in Royal's hands two weeks ago? And one answer is that she is, in her way, as isolated and elite-bound as the rest. It is very, very  hard to penetrate the cloud of handlers and speechwriters and consultants that surrounds a candidate. And if you have good, compelling stuff, you are usually seen not as an asset, but as an outsider and a threat to the insiders, too often.
Same with a lot of the media- the "not written here" syndrome is powerful. The better your stuff, the more defensively they react. As well, in the united states the Democrats do not yet know neoliberalism is dead, and the media will carry the rotting corpse on their shoulders for a long time to come.
All that said, I think you could do it, Jerome.
"What do you MEAN that GDP isn't everything?" and the steel visor slams shut in the mind.
Pry open the visor. Personalize it.  

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri May 4th, 2007 at 02:20:18 PM EST
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