Why I don't care about the 2012 Presidential election
I can't tell you how thrilled I am with the recent protests in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and now Michigan. We are witnessing a real uprising; a new citizens movement being born.
Presidential elections are the culmination of political movements, not the beginning, or even middle. To permit ourselves to be distracted by the 2012 Presidential election from what is clearly the issue of our time would be a real shame.
This summer the Republicans will almost certainly lose control of the Wisconsin Senate as a direct result of their attack on workers. Recall efforts are under way in Ohio.
Supporting this movement in these states and spreading it to others is the most important work of our time. The 2012 Presidential is petty by comparison.