There was a lot of brave talk in the news media a few weeks about about wealthy Democrats founding their own liberal think tank in Washington (whats wrong with Brookings?? Never mind. . .) to compete with the Heritage Foundation, Cato, and AEI. They may want to ponder this wire service report from February 1981 that I recently stumbled across:
"A group of high-ranking refugees from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Carter administrations is setting up a Washington-based think tank to serve as a rival to Republican-oriented research groups like the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation. Tentatively called Democratic Forum, the group hopes to riase $1 million this year and $2 million next year, to churn out studies and policy recommendations."
Boy, we all remember what an impact that effort made. . . dont we? . . . we dont?? Oh.