it's heating up

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at
Wed Oct 25 17:43:43 PDT 2000

On Wed, 25 Oct 2000 18:36:59 -0400 Doug Henwood <dhenwood at> writes:
> Nathan Newman wrote:
> >Since we are on unaswered questions, I've continually raised the
> issue of
> >why leftists don't run serious candidates in Democratic primaries?
> Because the Dem party is a large, rich, pre-existing institution
> that
> sucks the life out of people. Look what happened to Jackson. Or
> listen to Justin's stories. You think you can capture the party, but
> it ends up capturing you.

As indeed has happened to nearly every major radical political movement of the past hundred years from the Populists on.

Jim F.

> Doug

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