All of a sudden, Populism has become a popular term. But like so many political labels representing some sort of philosophy, the word is already being co-opted to mean something else.
From Progressives to Corporate representatives, everyone wants to be a Populist these days. Now John McCain is supposedly touting a Populist Message....in the form of corporate tax cuts.
Let's be clear here, more giveaways to the super rich and multinational corporations is Corporate Corrupt and most assuredly not addressing the needs of working America.
Then, we have those claiming Barack Obama is a Populist.
No, putting other nations ahead of US citizens, believing that trade policy raises up other nations, ignoring the costs to US workers and refusing to revamp trade policy in favor of US workers is more of a globalist position and most assuredly not a Populist one.
Many believe Hillary Clinton has turned into a Populist. Well, lately she has certainly issued a series of policy positions that will indeed help working America, but still she has promised Corporations more guest worker Visas and the biggest complaint are the ties to people behind the campaign (lobbyists).
So, don't let candidates, pundits or the main stream press steal your Populist agenda and spin it to whatever special interest wants it to be.
It's your definition, your terms and the word is owned by working Americans to define policy and legislation in their interests and in the national interest.
Populism means WE THE PEOPLE of the United States.
We are what Populism means, it's our movement, by us.