The strongest force for real change in the United States is ordinary people. We’ve seen that with the Tea Party, with Occupy Wall Street, and countless other examples. It is a fact that when people work together for real change, they win a vast majority of the time. Brave patriots in the 13 Colonies fought to overthrow the British and have self-government. Minorities fought in the Civil Right’s Movement to have the right to be treated equally. There are very few things that groups of regular people cannot accomplish.
Some of the leaders in the Democratic Party do not understand this. They believe that money can win elections because money buys votes through advertising and other methods of outreach. They do not believe in the strength of the American People. They look to Wall Street and other special interests to finance their efforts, and ignore the real struggles of ordinary people. The struggles of regular people seem less important when you’re dealing with millions upon millions of dollars of campaign contributions. What the Democratic Party need as a party, as a movement, is a radical change in ideals. We need to be able to identify with the struggles of ordinary people.
These are not new concepts. Ever since politicians have been around, people have bellyached about the disconnect between their politicians and ordinary people. But these problems have solutions that will at least alleviate if not fix what our problems are.
The only way that we will do better in elections is if we restore a sense of decency to the political process, and purge the influence of corporations in our government