Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 26, 2011, 5:05 p.m. EST by thewallstreetprotest
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In my view, the war is for a political process that will bring about a government for the people and by the people. A government that is responsible to the voters and the people. Not merely in election season but also during the term of governance.
The battle is the 2012 elections. To support Ron Lawl or any other combatant, if you will, in this battle would be to limit the movement, get tied to an existing candidate under the same electoral model.
As election date nears, every candidate will draw nearer to OWS, as required by this process. Every candidate in both parties will try to co-opt OWS. If an OWS backed candidate under the current set-up wins, we would have won the battle and lost the war.
From this perspective, OWS should back not one candidate but a process. OWS should back a candidate that emerges from the horizontal setup of the movement. Leaders and Leadership will emerge.