To demonstrate party unity, I went shopping!
by Travis Stark, Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 08:50:27 AM EDT
So the long bitter primary fight is at an end. We have a nominee. This morning I watched the video of Obama talking to his staff after winning the nomination. It brought out an angle that I hadn't really considered as starkly before, namely that before now, it was OK for Obama to lose. Up until now that meant we'd get another Democrat, and any of the bunch would have been an improvement over what we had. Now we either get Obama or McCain, and if Barack loses, we make no progress on the issues we value. If Barack loses, we get 4 more years of effectively a Bush administration. If Barack loses, the country we love goes further down the tubes. That's not acceptable. So what did I do? Did I sit down and write a thoughtful diary comparing and contrasting the positions of Obama vs. McCain? No. I went shopping!
That's right. I went over to the Barack Obama campaign store and I stocked up on buttons, a couple of lapel pins, and a few of the great new car magnets.
I figure it's time to speak out and let people know that Democrats, Independents, and Republicans are uniting behind Barack Obama. I want the world to know I where I stand. Care to join me?