by Zeitgeist9000, Fri May 16, 2008 at 02:31:32 PM EDT
Fellow Hillary supporters!
Make your feelings known to the DNC about the nominating process by writing an actual letter and posting it in the mail to the DNC. Here's what I wrote:
Democratic National Committee
430 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
SUBJECT: Hillary Clinton Is My Choice
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is X, and I am a lowly and humble member of the Party here in California. I am a Hillary Clinton supporter. I have been devastated by the results of the primary for my chosen candidate, as we have witnessed a woman win the critical primaries of New Hampshire, Nevada, Florida, Michigan, California, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania and still be denied the nomination because of arcane rules of delegate apportionment and the unfair structuring of the nominating calendar. The resolve and the dedication of we her supporters are unrivaled from Main Street to the Information Superhighway, as Soccer Moms and Hillary's Bloggers alike have taken to support a woman whose centrist politics and clear thinking are a triumph of the Women's Movement.
I am a 28-year-old African American male, so I fit the perfect mold of a Barack Obama supporter. But I have come to understand in my adult life that ideas are more important than identity politics. And in my mind, Hillary does the best job of any Democrat of presenting to a skeptical electorate the issues that are important to me and others in our Party: affirmative action, women's reproductive rights, labor issues, LGBT issues, education issues, kitchen table economics and national security. This is one of the closest nominating fights in modern political history, and I don't think that one side can discount the other out of a sense of political expediency or simply that the other half of the Party "just didn't get it."
We are at a crossroads. And my question to you is: with everything that is at stake, are we going to risk another close Electoral College loss or do we want a guaranteed win with Hillary Clinton?
If we let our feelings be known, there's no way we will be denied.