Charlie Rose is a brilliant interviewer, but I call him a "success groupie" - his stock in trade is to ask guests at the top of various fields about the key to their success. Prime ministers, Billionaires, A-list actors, sports legends, top architects, artists and scientists come to his table because of his genuine interest, knowledge and intelligence.
Members of the 99% and grassroots organizers, not so much. Bill Moyers he aint.
Tonight Charlie interviewed 3 mainstream pundits - Steven Rattner, top Democratic financier, Mike Allen of Politico and Jonathan Martin of the NYT - first about the state of the hostage negotiations, then longer range political issues.
Three(!) previously over-the-horizon, outside the Overton Window possibilities were mentioned by these Villager "wise men":
that the Democrats will retake the House in 2014,
that the Climate Crisis may be a major legislative priority if they do, and
if Hillary fails to catch the progressive passion of the Democratic base,
that Elizabeth Warren might.
Maybe the times they are a-changin' - the Establishment is starting to notice that the Right has jumped the shark, and maybe it is our turn. Of course, we have to make it happen, but at least we have a fighting chance.