FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
As Occupy Wall Street marks two months of protests, there are questions about exactly what the activists want and more importantly, how they plan to get it.
Patience is wearing thin in cities around the country as officials begin to move against the demonstrators in places such as New York; Oakland and Berkeley, California; Portland, Oregon; and Salt Lake City.
While getting an "A" for perseverance, the occupiers' tent cities are starting to get on people's nerves, which is part of the idea. But some of the tent cities have spawned drugs, crime and violence, things that are not conducive to generating sympathy for their cause.
And speaking of their cause, what exactly is it? With the protesters so widely dispersed, you have to wonder how focused and concentrated their message is. After two months, a lot of us remain unsure of what exactly the message is. More is needed than a vague complaint against corporate greed if they are to remain relevant.
That brings us to something else the movement has been lacking so far: Leaders. Putting a head on this group would perhaps allow them to crystallize their message a little more.
Finally you could make a very strong argument that the major source of our country's problems is Washington. So why are these folks content to wander around places such as New York, Denver, Seattle, Oakland and other places outside the real scene of the crimes.
If you want to fight a fire, you have to go to where the fire is.
Here’s my question to you: What should Occupy Wall Street's next move be?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Terry in Virginia:
Find out when Congress is in session and march on Congress - by land, by fax, by phone, and by email. Millions of protestors outside the Capitol and millions of others on the phone and computer all at the same day and time telling our representatives that "You Work for Us." Maybe then Congress would figure out that there are more of us working folks who pay taxes and who deserve to be heard than there are rich guys and corporations looking for their next taxpayer-financed bail out.
Rich in Gainesville, Florida:
They can come up with a coherent statement of the ways 99% of Americans are getting screwed and how to fix it and then start taking direct actions that clearly and aggressively target the appropriate companies and government agencies. Or they can fold up and go home. Everything in between – complaining about their student loans or their medical care or their foreclosure or someone's intolerance or whatever else is on their laundry list – is either divisive or simply hot air.
Mike in North Port, Florida:
They should all be sentenced to community service to clean the mess they created across the country in the form of trash and human waste. Talk to local business owners and see how they feel about the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Please don't ever compare these people to the Tea Party. The Tea Party did not cause civil unrest or riot in the streets. There were no violent confrontations in the streets with riot police and tear gas. "Occupiers" called for anarchy. "Tea Partiers" called for a return to the Constitution.
The Flea Party should go home, write their congressional representative, contribute to those campaigns they agree with and vote. Right now they are doing themselves more harm than good.
Larry on Facebook:
Vote in November. Otherwise they just wasted their time.
Frankly, what they need are some leaders and faces to come forward to better channel their solutions. They need to be seen as something other than a crowd and directly engage those that can help their plight. In other words, focus...and resolve. They probably could use some good walking shoes too.