Joel Kotkin has a piece appearing in Forbes called, "The Triumph of the Creative Class". In the piece, Kotkin deftly explains the implications of an Obama Presidency as our economic and cultural leadership has shunned a more conservative industrial economy in favor of a more liberal brain based society.
I swear that Kotkin must have accessed the part of my brain remotely that stores my "favorite words and phrases list":
The article is a telling and realistic analysis of where we're headed and how lost the Republican party is for now. Today someone pointed out a website from the Republican challenger to an incumbent Senator in a blog post. Can't find the link but will if my fellow Des Moines'ian chimes in to tell me who it was.
The commentary that followed was tragically true and I paraphrase: OMG. This website looks like a student project from the nineties. There was a link to a blog on the site. Last update: Early September. There were a few YouTube videos but they were canned political speak. Unreal.
The creative class social liberals "get it" with regard to leveraging their economic power and their online power. I was the FIRST to sign up for Obama's "Text Message alert to be the first to know who his VP pick was".