It was only a living room conversation. But: this living room conversation, earlier in the month, was between two clashing political titans: the co-founder ofMoveOn.org, Joan Blades, and the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, the largest and most authentic of the Tea Party groups, Mark Meckler. Neither represented their respective organizations; they were there in their personal capacities only. Tabula rasa, all to the good.
A great rapport, without compromising principles, developed.