Taking Back America

"When we fight, we grow and we get stronger," says Wes Boyd of MoveOn.org, one of the participants at the Take Back America conference, which brought together progressive leaders from throughout the U.S. to discuss strategies for taking back America. According to Bob Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future, the conference demonstrated that the activists of the Democratic party - "the people who knock on doors, who register people to vote, who bring them to the polls, who talk to their neighbors n are largely united around a progressive 'kitchen table' economics. They don't need to take back the party, they are the party." In contrast with the corporate lobbyists who dominate the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), Borosage said that the base activists "only need to organize and assert themselves - and then the limits and isolation of the DLC money politics become clear."