Inside operators within the beltway of Washington, DC love to tell the rest of us how it has to be, and how anybody who thinks otherwise is just naive and wouldn’t understand. The next time you hear some DC insider telling you how it has to be, remember this:
Sam Waterston made a speech in February of 2008 as a spokesreader for Unity08, the outfit made up of DC insiders who knew for sure how it had to be. This is part of the script they wrote for him:
“Did you know that 99% of American voters have NO say in who is picked to run for president on the party tickets? Unless you live in Iowa or New Hampshire, you’re left out in the cold. And everyone knows, these two races (and how filled the campaign coffers are) dictates what happens in the rest of the country.”
How did that insider opinion that “everyone knows” work out? The next time some insider tells you that your ideals just cannot be realized because that’s just not the way things are, remember.