Brent Littlefield, an advisor to Maine’s People Before Politics, assures me that they were not aware of the Luntz Occupy memo at the organization. However, as he notes, it is not surprising that those with similar backgrounds and professions would argue the same points.
Moreover, Littlefield tells me he developed the title of the group, a title which is very well suited to Maine politics.
By the way, Brent Littlefield is an alum of my own department, the Political Science department at the University of Maine. His education and his personal energy and focus have served him well and enabled him to pursue his view of how Maine and the nation can do better.