Funny, I remember Newt’s revolution coming in 1994, 2 years after Clinton’s election :).
Speaking of the old Newtster, I’ve been very tempted to buy a copy of his Contract with America and mail it to Howard Dean, inscribing on the inside cover,
All the protests and street signs in the world aren’t going to make a lick of difference, near as I can tell. You may as well campaign for the election by holding transcendental meditation seminars in your local teahouse. What needs to happen is, Howard Dean needs to get his butt in gear, come up with a specific, visionary plan for the country analogous to Newt Gingrich’s plan (only not evil–leave out that part of the analogy). Come up with something soundbiteable, modular, fascinating, beautiful. Something bold and big and specific, where the short-attention-span need only remember a slogan, the medium-attention-span can read a page of bullet-points, the nerds can read a book detailing policy specifics, and the wonks can read the legislative proposals.
If Dean wants to win back this country, he needs to learn that he won’t do so by reminding people how much he thinks Republicans are teh suckage. Man drives me crazy in that respect. He needs to learn from the Newtster.
As for the OP, I think it’s wayyyy overblown. As it says on each capsule of my grandma’s Metamucil, this too shall pass.