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Well, yes.  However, I think it's at least an interesting and useful intellectual exercise to hash out new ideas and, having proven their strength through debate, get them into circulation.

Political will comes and goes, and the tides of public opinion flow in and out.  If only one side is ready to take advantage of them, than that side will always come out the better.  Having a plan and a narrative already ready and waiting allows the left to take advantage of things like the financial crisis, or Deepwater Horizon, and turn these tragedies into political victories.

And it beats drawing up plans for my bomb shelter.

by Zwackus on Mon Nov 14th, 2011 at 08:12:38 PM EST
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