OK, I don't normally get this involved here, but I did throw out a couple of things today and got some interesting responses. Here's another thing I wonder about - especially after trying to answer the question, "Who's in charge of the democratic party?" What if... the dems were to self-destruct and cease functioning as a coherent political force of any kind. In the wake of that party receding into history, what would you like the party that replaced the democrats to look like? Don't answer if you just can't accept the premise. OTOH, it might be interesting to know what you think a "new party" might look like, what it would stand for, who it would appeal to, and why it would be better than what we're being offered today.