Quote:I think the dilemma Sam ran into:
Quote:1. You can't be political and be Captain America
Quote:2. Why would you want to be Captain America unless you could be political and fight for positive change?
I think for the same reason you'd want to be a soldier or intelligence agent. Captain America exists as the symbol of all those who protect the safety of Americans and the continuance of their democratic republic.
Quote:At the end of the day Sam sort of showed how worthless the whole mantle is. You can only be a symbol in a lame meaningless stand for nothing sort of way. Speak out and voice your politics and you're unfit to be Captain America.
Rogers has always represented an ideal rather than any particular group or cause.
Sam drew a line in the sand. He said it himself when he set up his hotline early in his series - there are some issues he cares about more than others and he was going to pick and choose what he represented.
Thats what both the people of the Marvel Universe and many fans were unhappy with - the fact that he became much more partisan.