Friday, August 29, 2008
SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO TAKE A HIT FOR THE TEAM
So, as I walked through Denver this week I had an epiphany.
The spirit of the Democrats in this town is amazing. Young and old. Black and White. Straight and Gay.
I have accepted that even though I have problems with his shifting positions to the right, amongst other things, the simple fact is that all this good spirit is due to the "Hope" that Barack has brought back to this country after 7 1/2 awful years.
As of this moment, I am pledging to get people off the fence and I pledge to get 100 people to the polls on election day to vote for Barack Obama and the local Democratic candidates on the ballot.
I cannot have the people who have never voted before be devastated by a Barack Obama loss in November. I am terrified that if Obama loses we will lose a huge percentage of voters who have come to the Democratic party for the first time. That would have a much bigger effect than can even be imagined.
Without these new voters we might possibly be locked into generations of venal Republican rule. Back alley abortions and getting arrested for Sodomy or speaking out against a war or checking out the wrong library book are not places I want to go.
The votes of youth are the one's I fear losing the most. If you could see the looks on their faces as they proudly wear their Democratic badges and wave the American Flag as they march in groups down the street, well, you would understand how important it is to make sure that they know their efforts are meaning something to the party and the country.
I hope everyone who reads this email will pass it on to other Democrats and will make a pledge to yourself to get voters to the polls on election day. Check with your local assisted living facilities, Homeless shelters, teen groups, etc., think outside of the box and get voters to help keep this spirit alive for the party and most importantly, for America.