Saturday, September 13, 2008

Forman's thoughts

Here's a good summary of where we are from James Forman:
Hey everybody, this election is tied.  Whether we win or lose will depend in part on what each of us chooses to do in the next 7 weeks.  I was reminded of what's at stake when I read in the paper yesterday that the Republicans had again killed, with the aid of Bush's veto threat, the Dems twice passed, twice vetoed, children's health care package.  I know I sound naive, but jesus, how can you be against children's health care!  As an educator I can say that decent health care is right next to good schools at the top of the list of things kids need in order to learn and prosper.

Despite, or rather, because of this, the Repubs want to smear and distract.  Check out Obama yesterday making this point in strong language in Norfolk (4 mins):  Finally, at the bottom of the email is Hillary Clinton drawing contrasts between Obama-Biden and McCain-Palin on issues that are important to women and to all of us. 

The bottom line is that McCain-Palin don't want to talk about the issues Clinton and Obama mention, because the Repub positions are losers with the American people.  But still frustrated?  As far as I can tell, there's only 3 things any of us can do: 1) talk to undecided friends (I don't have any, so scratch that); 2) give money and raise money so that Obama can spread his message and fight the smears, and 3) join with folks in your community to make calls and knock on doors for change.  Bottom line is we cannot gripe about the outcome if we don't individually and collectively do all we can on those various fronts. 
If you haven't maxed, out join me in supporting Barack by making a donation to my personal fundraising page:

If you are in the DC area and want to get involved with phone calls, door knocking, and get out the vote, join us tonite Sept. 11 at 5:30 to 7:30 at the Billy Goat tavern across from Georgetown law school (Mass. and New Jersey Aves.) for a massive kick off to the VA ground game.  We're expecting hundreds of folks, so come join us.


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