http://www.alternet.org/election04/20592/ "What you have to understand first is what motivates the culture wars – in each of these issues, and the broader cultural civil war that has gone since the late 60’s. At the bottom of it all is this way of thinking and talking about social class. Instead of it being blue collar against white collar, or workers against the Fortune 500, it is average Americans – or "authentic" Americans – versus an affected liberal elite. They use this language of class all the time and it is there in every single one of these issues. It’s just below the surface – usually not even below the surface. It’s right there. This [class issue] was not a problem for Democrats fifty years ago. Calling Democrats an elite group back then would have been laughable. The idea of liberals being elite was ridiculous because liberals were autoworkers in Detroit, sharecroppers in Alabama. And that’s who they still are, to some degree. But they have to rediscover that identity. The Democrats have to reach out to those groups again. So you deal with that kind of upside down class vision of the culture wars is by confronting it with the real deal – with real economic populism." I agree with everything he says in this interview. Unfortunately, the party will only go in this direction if someone with a spine (paging Dr. Dean) gets to chair the DNC. The Dem DC insiders are way too in bed with, and beholden to big business.