Something tells me that democrats would fare far better politically if they listened to people like Roy Temple, who makes the case for heroic narratives:
How heroes help
The more I think over what Mr. Temple has to say, the more I am convinced he is spot-on.
I suppose I would add to his analysis that a hero needs to stand and fight, for instance for a single-payer health-care system, to have any credentials in support of heroic rhetoric. Superman wasn't one to compromise with Lex Luthor.