Longtime readers may recall that one of my lifelong role models and heroes is the late community organizer Saul Alinsky.
I last blogged about his work and legacy in the last few paragraphs of this this post.
Today's Washington Post has a front page story on Alinsky and his work.
It turns out Hillary wrote her thesis on him and Barack spent three years working for the organization that advances Alinsky's legacy.
Here's its conclusion:
Chicago organizer Gregory Galluzzo, Obama's former supervisor, who likes to describe himself as Alinsky's St. Paul, believes that Obama's exposure to the organizer's liturgy taught him that wisdom can emerge from the grass roots. "Hillary," he said, "leans toward the elites."
But Galluzzo believes that both candidates were influenced by their encounters with Alinsky and his methods. "By either one of them being in office," he said, "we're going to have a government that's more responsive to the ordinary people."