New York State Senator and dynamic, progressive leader Eric Schneiderman is speaking right now at The Tank in Lower Manhattan.
The room is full; the crowd is quiet -- listening, engaged.
He's talking about progressive movement building, and imagining the pyramid that needs to be established for our side.
But here's what's truly unique: he spent very little time talking about Republicans. Very little time talking about how destructive conservative policies are.
He's talking about what Democrats stand for -- that we're better in union with each other, that we can tackle poverty, that everyone deserves a fair shot...and it's making me realize how few of my leaders speak in such simple terms of who we are.