Yesterday, Susan of Texas suggested (over at Roy's place) that we consider putting together an inventory of what we have, and maybe what we don't have. Here's a few thoughts off the top of my head:
WHAT WE HAVE:
1.) If polls are to be believed, we have an agenda with which a majority of voters agree. People really do like Social Security, accessible (and affordable) healthcare, equal pay, and so forth.
2.) An established and demonstrably effective network of on-line communities.
3.) An untapped reservoir of people young and old who are looking for some way to effect change.
WHAT WE DON'T HAVE
2.) An extensive or sympathetic media structure.
3.) A simple, coherent message.
Feel free to add to this list, or to tell me I'm all wet with any or all of these items.