November 04, 2009
Tonight proved conclusively that we're not going to turn out just because you have a (D) next to your name, or because Obama tells us to. We'll turn out if we feel it's worth our time and effort to vote, and we'll work hard to make sure others turn out if you inspire us with bold and decisive action.
Read the whole thing. I promise I am not being snarky. I think this is great. I want both parties to say what they mean and mean what they say. I hate how everyone runs as a moderate and tries to tweak their message so it doesn't offend anyone. Or conversely, when they pretend to have principles and then get in office and abandon all their promises. I want both parties to stand for different principles and then voters can decide which one they align with, not this election trickery where they all try to out-center each other.
I am 100% certain that I don't agree with Markos on any of the issues that he brings up: "health care, financial services, energy policy and immigration reform." But he wants a candidate who represents his views and doesn't just pretend to represent them in order to get elected. I completely agree with this.
Wouldn't it be nice if both parties stopped hiding who they really are and started standing for principles?
Imagine if we really had two distinct choices on election day...
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