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What Banner Will Unite Progressives?

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What Banner Will Unite Progressives?


It is clear after the last election that if progressives cannot unite under a single banner, our divergent efforts will tend to cancel each other out. We will need unity more than ever in 2012.

With unity a necessity, and compromise, at least among progressives, necessary to attain unity, how will progressives unite.

It's instructive to note that enough responses are provided to ensure that we see no unity here, but maybe, just maybe, it can be a stumbling first half step to start the conversation.

How will progressives deal with these circumstances?

Form a coalition of organizations, maintaining unique identities under a new single name.
       20% from 10 votes  
Unite under the Democratic banner for at least one election.
       10% from 5 votes  
Unite under the Green Party banner for at least one election
       12% from 6 votes  
Start a new progressive political party.
       18% from 9 votes  
You must be crazy, you're herding cats, it can't happen.
       22% from 11 votes  
A stiff dose of Republican reality, however bloody, is what America needs to wake up.
       8% from 4 votes  
Forget all this nonsense, I've got a better idea. You'll see it in the comment thread.
       12% from 6 votes  

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