On this page -- www.macronet.org/bio.html is the story I have told, that started in the living room of author Marilyn Ferguson, about how Jerry Brown, with the help of the Macrocosm USA in Cambria, California (www.macronet.org) database, won his string of unexpected victories in the primaries of 1992, and how that catalyzed Bill Clinton's choice of Al Gore as his running mate and, well, the rest that is history....
-- Gregory D. Wright
On an afternoon in March 1991, I handed the Macrocosm USA database, a fully cross-indexed list of environmental and social grassroots activists in every state of the union on some half-dozen computer diskettes, into the hands of candidate Jerry Brown in Marilyn Ferguson's living room in her house on the topmost point of Mount Washington. I had been asked by Marilyn, crassly, not to attend -- but I did anyway, and apparently helped, just a tad, make history:
This surprising electoral strength of Jerry Brown convinced the ultimate presidential-primary victor, William Jefferson Clinton, to name Albert Gore, Jr. (known to appeal to the same portion of the electorate) as his running mate -- and would-be successor ... if not for a vicious Republican Party, an incredibly stupid president [Clinton], and a massively self-centric (and also stupid, and loose-mouthed) little rich girl from the L.A. West Side [Lewinsky] pretending to 'work' in the nation's capital. (Unlike yours truly, who, at a younger age in an earlier year, went to Washington as a political intern and did work.)