At the end of the day, the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott had to be converted into the 1964 Civil Rights Act. We don't want politicians who've gotta be coaxed, cajoled and protested. We want them on our side from the beginning.
People will politicize religion; we see it in every faith, in every religion. We see it with Pat Robertson, in my opinion, and we see it with the Taliban.
How are we all going to pitch in to fix this party to make working America know that the Democratic party is absolutely on their side? That's the real question.
I think that anybody who is going to be the standard-bearer, the spokesman for the progressive movement, in the context of a presidential race, has got to learn to master the language and really get their finger on the pulse of how people are feeling. I think that's really important.
Pragmatism is not always a good thing. Experience is not always a good thing.
I think it's dangerous to prosecute people for their political views and their political associations. I think you prosecute people for what they do, for their acts.