Don't Tell Me You Can, Show Me You WILL
by atdleft, Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 10:06:25 AM EST
During the course of the Presidential Campaign, we've heard a lot of slogans. And sometimes, it gets tiring just to hear them over and over again. In particular, I've been hearing people chant "Yes, We Can" lately. And every time I see this, I want to answer "Do What?"
So you know what? Let's get beyond silly slogans. Let's not just talk about what our candidates can do, but they WILL do to get our nation back on track.
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It's awfully easy for anyone to just say, "Yes we can". But what WILL we do about our economy in a freefall? What will we do about the climate crisis and energy crunch? What will we do to bring our troops home from Iraq safely and soon? What will we do to ensure everyone has quality, affordable health care?
It's more than just saying "we can". After eight years of Bush-Cheney rule crippling this nation, we need a President who will bring a "Can Do!" spirit back to the White House and begin fixing what Bush broke. We can't just say "we can" get this nation back on track... We need to commit to DOING it! That's why I've actually been inspired by one candidate who doesn't just say she "can" make change happen in this nation, but WILL commit to DOING it.
We have one candidate who has already been making positive change in people's lives since she campaigned for George McGovern deep in the heart of Texas in 1972. We have once candidate who's always been committed to not just talking about universal health care, but working to ensure that everyone has quality, affordable health care. We have one candidate who's committed to ending our dangerous addiction to fossil fuels and to actually doing something about our climate and energy crisis. We have one candidate who doesn't just talk about the importance of women's reproductive health, but takes the lead in protecting it. And yes, we have one candidate who isn't just saying "we can" make "change" on the economy... We have someone who actually has a plan of action to make our economy work for our working people again.
All of these are reasons why Hillary Clinton inspires me. She doesn't give us vague, hackneyed old slogans about how "we can" (again, do what?)... She gives us a plan to action to accomplish the changes we need to help real people. She doesn't just tell me that she "can"... She's showing us now that she WILL get the job done for us! :-)