It is fascinating that some 2nd generation liberals when asked why they are Democrats can't talk about ideas, but rather cite the people whose ideas they adhere to. In one instance, I volunteered to defend a liberal Dem friend on an issue. First, I asked him why he was a Democrat before setting out to back him up. His answer to why he was a Democrat was "Because my mother is." His mother was a multi-millionaire now and a long way from being progressive. My progressive liberal friend was a political orphan drinking kool-aid. Meanwhile his mom had long since swapped for Caymus Cabernet.