The good editors were interested in the subject matter, but we were in the middle of a heated election season at the time that was using up all available oxygen.
Now that the voting is over and President Obama is firmly entrenched for another 4 years, there is more room for other subjects. When asked recently about the piece, I offered my opinion that this particular topic is a timeless one, and the editors apparently agreed. My opinions are, as the piece makes clear, colored by my own experiences -- I don't pretend to be an unbiased observer by any means.
Anyway, the reader can be the judge -- here's the link. Enjoy!