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View Diary: Party of Ideas, Part II (376 comments)

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  •  Actualy (0+ / 0-)

    There are hundreds of pages of specific position papers out there but they are not important.

    He doesn't want to make specific fundamental changes.  He wants you to get involved in government and make them.

    Here's a Allinsky quote that pretty much sums up where Obama comes from:

    "This is the basic difference between the leader and the organizer. The leader goes on to build power to fulfill his desires, to hold and wield the power for purposes both social and personal. He wants power for himself. The organizer finds his goal in creation of power for others to use." "Rules for Radicals" Vintage Books 1972 edition, p. 80.

    •  Yes, hundreds of little ideas----but in terms of (0+ / 0-)

      the large change he's promising, that's very vague.
      If you want to defend him by pointing to his platform, then I'll pick Hillary or Edwards.

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