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Clean your closet- send your shoes to the DNC!

A new organization called WalkAMileInOurShoes has a neat idea for you to get your point across to the exasperating DNC- send them your shoes. That’s right, just mail the old stinky suckers to the DNC. You can also take a picture and send it but let’s be honest here, isn’t the thought of them opening a box of your finest gym shoes, fragrant with sweat stains and toe jam just a whole heck of a lot more entertaining? Or the shoes you use to walk the dog? Or those steel toed shoes you used to paint oil tanks on the second shift during your summer break from college, you know the ones with all the oil based paint and solvents? (I know they’re around here somewhere…)

The point is, the DNC should know just how many people are prepared to take a walk if they insist on seating FL and MI without any power. They should know that we think Obama is a disaster waiting to happen to the Democratic Party. They need to show respect, not contempt for the voters in their base before it’s too late.

Here’s the link with all the wicked details. 😉 This is an open thread.

Sunday: America, Seize the Day!

Dear American Voters,

I’d like to revisit something we saw yesterday from Hominid Views. These trend lines show the polls for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton vs McCain since the beginning of the primary season.

Obama_trendClinton_trend

Want more evidence? Check out Paul Lukasiak’s post Buyer’s Remorse at Corrente. Or check out this graph fom RealClearPolitics:

Voters per pledged delegate

What I find really exciting about these graphs is that in the past several weeks, the Obama campaign and the media have been cranking up the volume on the notion that Obama is the presumptive nominee but you aren’t buying it. Your support for Clinton is strong and growing-hardly the thing you would expect to see if the primary season had finished Clinton off.

To me, the graph says you are holding out for something, some event, some moment where you can throw your support behind her fully. I believe that moment will come next Saturday in Washingotn when the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee will meet to decide what will happen to the Florida and Michigan delegations. The Obama campaign says it wants to seat them at the convention but clearly does not want their delegates to have an influential role in the outcome. Is this any way for a confident presumptive nominee and party leader to behave? Shouldn’t he be magnanimous in his victory? Or is he afraid that seating them will give you, the public, renewed hope for Clinton’s campaign and is that why he and his minions have been so eager for her to get out of the race? It is so much easier to win the nomination if your competition just quits.

Now, there is going to be a lot of noise about the RULZ. Screw the rules. This country was formed by men and women who saw that rules that King George had laid out for them and said, “Follow your own damn rules. We’re making our own.” The truth is that the DNC has to seat Florida and Michigan with full delegations if it has any hope of winning them back in the fall. I know you want to win back the White House from the careless and destructive Republicans. We can now see that you think that Hillary can do this against McCain because she has shown how tenacious, tough, smart and dedicated she is. But you are waiting for some twist of fate.

Here’s the thing, America. You cannot wait for some twist of fate. You have to make fate happen. If your voice is loud and insistent enough, you can have an impact. You can get behind Hillary right now and tell the DNC and the superdelegates that you have made up your mind and you want them to do the right thing. There will be a rally in Washington next Saturday and here’s the details on how you can participate:

If you want to get even more motivated, set your DVR’s tonight for the HBO movie Recount that recounts the skullduggery behind the Florida recount of 2000 that ended up with the Supreme Court appointing George Bush to the presidency.

Recount

We’re sick of losing and, Yes, we really want a Revolution. We can’t count on others to do it for us. We have to do it ourselves.

Carpe Diem! Seize the Day!

RD