I was struck by the fact that a large group of people protested and wanted the leader to resign. They held out for nearly three weeks and Mubarak resigned. I wondered if such a thing could happen in the US? If millions of people protested, would the President resign? I don’t think so – we saw widespread protests in the 1970s and Nixon didn’t budge or did he? Similarly, there were a lot of anti-war protests with W and nothing changed. Is it because large protests are accepted here, but politicians don’t take them serious enough to change things or does it have to do with the fact that elections happen often enough that we just deal with those we don’t like?