The best article I have seen, to date, is by David Bernstein in the Phoenix and I think he gives credit where credit is due.
Of course, I think that because Bernstein credits 20% of the votes for Gov. Patrick to BMG’s own Kate Donoghue. Kate is the embodiment of a certain Russian Proverb:
Pray all you want, but never stop rowing the boat.
What that proverb means is that hope, and prayer, and faith are all good things but useless without hard work. Kate is the very embodiment of BOTH hope and hard work. I admire her tremendously.
Similarly, Bernstein notes the tidal impact of 20,000 committed grass roots organizers. I can only hope that THIS time all that energy and commitment is woven into the plans of Gov. Patrick’s administration going forward. Together we can is about more than just an election if the goal of “raising ALL the boats” is to be achieved.
The list of folks in David Bernstein’s article goes into a depth and breadth such that I suggest that you all read that article, if you have not.
I agree that yesterday’s election was about “jobs” – but add that “jobs” are also about Made in America, invented in America, and not just sold to America.
Just when did the goal of corporate profits become “maximum” profits rather than “reasonable and sutainable” profits, anyway?