I actually am a populist, but not in the usual sense. I do think that the vast majority of people are getting screwed and that the shit has got to stop. I just don't think the answer is to elect regular folks to positions of power. I think you have to elect really smart folks who are on the side of regular folks to positions of power, because the issues and political minefields to be negotiated are, frankly, beyond the understanding of the average person.
Which I guess makes me a populist elitist, so put that in your pipe and smoke it.