Posted by lex, on September 7, 2008
Hatred is the most powerful emotion in politics. At present, American liberals are not fighting for an Obama presidency. I suspect that most have only the haziest idea of what it would mean for their country. The slogans that move their hearts and stir their souls are directed against their enemies: Bush, the neo-cons, the religious right.
As a motivating force, hatred knows no equal. As a governing philosophy in a democracy?
Kind of a tough sell.