There's very little difference between the two. Ron thinks politics is still worthwhile because there's still hope for furthering freedom by changing the system from within. Lew disagrees, he believes that the system is hopeless. On pretty much everything else they agree.
In my good days I'm with Ron. In my more frequent bad days, with Lew.
I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein