I agree that
It needs to stage the largest protests on the Mall and the Capitol steps in history, demonstrations dwarfing those of the tea party. But above all, the Occupy protesters need to focus like a laser on a simple litmus test of all candidates running for office: Support public financing of political campaigns and the complete elimination of all special interest or private contributions forever. Public financing would neuter the hated top 1 percent and Wall Street crowd in one fell swoop, and return real power to the people.
As the tea party did so effectively in the
The movement can either muster the massive public support needed to end the power of money in our politics or it can't. If Occupy can't muster such support under our current circumstances, the left is finished. If protesters can't become a true tea party of the left, it would be good for it and us to discover that as soon as possible, so Occupy sympathizers can stop wasting time and doomed hope on a movement that is simply futile at the ballot box, which is the only place power in America finally resides, as the tea party has shown us all.