“New Times, New Opportunities” first appeared on PoliticalAffairs.net on May 29, 2008. Read it on PoliticalAffairs.net.
Editor’s Note: Excerpted from CPUSA National Committee report, March 2008. Comments are welcome.
The political upsurge ricocheting across the country has no counterpart in recent decades. Its breadth and depth are remarkable. Its politics are progressive. It is framing the nation’s political conversation. It rejects the old racist and sexist stereotypes. It is a mass rebellion against the policies of the Bush administration. It is seeking a political leader – one who gives priority to “lunch pail” issues, appeals to our better angels and visualizes a country that is decent, just, united and at peace with the rest of the world. And it’s the necessary groundswell and kinetic energy for a smashing victory in November.