Base Politics

25 10 2007

When asked about the different approaches Congresswoman Pelosi and Senator Clinton have toward policy making, foreign policy maven Walter Russell Read told the Politico:

Pelosi is a grass-roots politician who is interested in making policy out of the views of the base. Hillary Clinton is a national politician who is interested in formulating good policy and then selling that to the base.

That kind of assesment makes you wonder what the fate of great social change is when people continue to think along the lines of these false dichotomies.  Or worse, when people begin to personify these false dichotomies themselves.

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