We used to have our primary in April. One year I crossed the imaginary aisles to vote for McCann in the Republican primary because I knew what a bad and amoral president George W. Bush would be. In 1984 I took part in caucuses -- it's Laura's first memory of a political event. I was 7-8 months pregnant with Isobel, sat with the Jessie Jackson people as long as we were viable. It was mostly African-American people. I felt good when someone from the Philadelphia Inquiry interviewed me because I apparently articulated the values of all around me. When the reporter went away, all around me were glowing and said they had liked what I said.
This is the essay I recommend for today:
The establishment, the powerful, the super-rich and rich hate the word "class" more than socialism. They are trying to make the word "socialism" a joke. Tee hee. See the man with the wild hair and arms flung out, he thinks he can institute socialism, what a card.