Thank you, Rabel. Actually it at least three of us if we include Michael Moore.
I've spent some time downtown at Zucotti Park and happened on the Upper East Side march last Thursday. The OWS or the 99%, if you prefer, are a pretty diverse bunch of people.
Yes, there are lot's of twenty-somethings, but there are a lot more, at least it seemed to me, guys wearing VietNam vet hats and women who seemed to know their way around a demon station along with a huge mass of faces appearing both middle age and middle class -- teachers, unionists, some musicians, a few fine fellows in ties (the FBI must have wised up by now so they couldn't be----right?) and a really angry blond woman with her shirt off.
(Okay, so it might be difficult to classify her.)
The thing that bothered me was I heard the same kind of babble that Nader and the Greens pushed about a third American Party.
There isn't time to run a third party candidate, you tell them, and their answer is "We'll vote None of the Above." which is fine, I tell them, but you do know SOMEBODY is going to be declared the winner, right? Then what? You'll have the satisfaction of knowing you didn't vote for them but they'll have the political power. They won't care if you stayed home., voted for Noneofthe Above or whatever.
Just like the present day GOP doesn't give a ratsass that 10 million fewer
Democrats and Independents voted in the 2010 elections. They were hoping that would happen and it did.
We saddled Obama with a GOP House and then have the nerve to complain that he's having trouble getting OUR agenda through. !