If the Sixties is considered a hey day for the left, then they should use the title. I think they had or feel they had a sense of power. And they still think they have it. Case in point is the article about a CBS "60 Minutes" piece that David Reinhard has in the Oregonian. Apparently, 60 Minutes interviewed a David Kuo (author of Tempting Faith) who advocates that Christians, especially Evangelical (read Bible oriented) Christians, "Fast" from the upcoming elections to avoid being manipulated.
Now why would 60 Minutes do that? Mr Kuo says that President Bush has NOT delivered everything that Christians should expect from him. Duh? With GW being a moderate in the first place, having to contend with a RINO Congress, a War on Terror, and a less then respectful Mainstream Media; what should we should we expect from him? Utopia? No, wait - that's Communism. Heaven? No Way, he's not God.
I think politics is a lot like gardening. Some plants produce good fruit. Some others are just plain old weeds. For some plants to produce good or better fruit, you must get rid of a lot of weeds. If you wait to do the weeding, it only gets worse. I think the "manipulators" have had their sixty minutes. Now it's our turn. Let's get out there and do some weeding.