Obama spoke yesterday about the costs of the displacement of manufacturing and textiles. Both were caused by the decades-long Reagan Revolution led divestment from America -- not the last several years.
Nobody can win the soul of the party because the party has no real soul. There are no real core principles to which the party ascribes either currently or historically. This is the nature of the Democratic Party.
My initial reaction to the Michael Vick signing is disgust. Sure he can run a "wildcat" formation, but does that justify inviting the protests and ill will that will follow the Eagles everywhere, including at home?