Tonight we saw one of the biggest "gotcha politics" debates yet. The moderators seemed set on destroying Obama by using trivial matters to play "gotcha!" Tonight we also saw why Barack Obama is the right canidate for president. Tonight he showed why he is the right canidate to take on John McCain and the right canidate to turn around our country. Because he fought back by talking about what Americans care about. The issues.
It's the economy, stupid. That was the famous banner in Bill Clinton's Little Rock War Room.
Once again the economy is a major issue. So is Iraq. So is health care. So are a whole host of other issues.
But issues only matter if they can be communicated to the American people. And you can't get any kind of message across unless you have campaign funds, unless you have dedicated volunteers that pick up the phone and call voters, that go door to door and do all the other work that needs to be done.
Polls have zero effect on the election. Daily up and downs have almost no effect on the election.
Frankly if you want Barack Obama to win the only thing that matters is action. In other words. It's the action, stupid.
Recently fellow blogger Eddie in ME alerted me to a situation in Maine in which Rita Moran, the Kennebec County Democratic Committee chair, got kicked out of her elected position as DNC Women by establishment trickery.
Here in the netroots we pride our selfs in being part of the people-powered politics movement but this is the time when we need to step it up and take action on behalf of people-powered politics! In this essay I'll try to give a brief of what happened and how we can take action!
After the 2000 election I woke up and wondered how almost half of the U.S. voting population could have voted for such an idiot making the election so close that the SCOTUS could have the opportunity to award the job of POTUS to a blithering idiot like George W. Bush. The one thing I never lost was hope. I believed that the American people would see what I saw and right this wrong.