Fair Weather Friends
Will Rogers famously said "I don't belong to an organized political party; I'm a Democrat." You would think that we would learn something, but his words are still all to true today. From trial lawyers for Strayhorn, to liberals for Kinky, to Dems for Bonilla
, there are Dems who seem to be interested in supporting anybody but other Dems.
I've talked to folks from the NW Hills who whine about the Dems having no one for 2008
, even though they know nothing about Warner
or even the previous candidates Edwards
. NEWSFLASH: It's 2006, and we have great chances
for electing Dems statewide and for gaining seats
in the Legislature
and in Congress
Folks in the southeast part of the county, where there are no locally contested races, are feeling ignored and wondering why they should vote. Three reasons: Bell
This could be a great year for the Dems, locally, statewide, and nationally. But, we have got to hang together, be optimistic, and get rid of some old, bad habits. The Republicans have retooled
and now have a very effective GOTV effort. The Dems can win, and win big, but we're going to have to work together to do it.