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Rolling Into Obscurity

According to the New York Sun, the anti-Alito tour being organized by the liberal Alliance for Justice, is drawing sparse attendance.

“A spokeswoman for the Alliance for Justice, Kelly Landis, denied that the project was a failure. She said the intent was not to generate large crowds … She explained one of the tour’s first events, where no one showed up, according to a Knight Ridder report, as an anomaly that resulted from "sub-zero temperatures and hurricane.”

Nice spin. By the way, the dog ate my homework, Kelly.

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, “If nobody wants to come to a ball game, there’s nothing you can do to stop them.” Well, if nobody wants to come to your protest, there’s nothing you can do to stop them, either. And, by the way, nobody does …

The liberals are swimming up stream on this one. Their fruitless attempts to gin up an anti-Alito movement has felt, well, perfunctory.

Real movements are organic. Political operatives may do their part to be the catalyst — but even the best politico’s can’t “create” excitement — or even resentment — out of thin air. They are the spark, but there must be a fire burning deep in the soul of America, to sustain a true movement.

And that’s the problem. Try though they might, there is no deep-seated anger at this mild-mannered Jurist.

Rolling Thunder will continue to roll into obscurity.

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Mr. Lewis has managed political campaigns and served as director of grassroots for the Leadership Institute, as well as political director for GOPAC. In 2002, Campaigns & Elections magazine selected him as a "Rising Star of Politics." He is the author of "Teaching Elephants to Talk." His blog can be read at

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