Sunday, October 26, 2008

Get Out The Vote

All Politics Is Local

Tip O'Neil said that many years ago.

This election, we're seeing an wave of change sweep across the United States at a level which happens roughly every 70-80 years. Yet still, the election is taking place LOCALLY.

Here in Washington State, the fight is different than the fight in New York State, which is different than the fight in California, which is different than Texas or Pennsylvania or Florida or Ohio.

It is GOTV time.

Obama is going to win. We're going to win the Senate in a big way, and run the table in the House.


All politics is local. It is up to each one of us now through November 4 to

  • donate as much money as we can
  • call everyone we know
  • doorbell for local campaigns, and again,
  • donate as much money as we can.

This is the most important election any of us will see in our lifetimes.

I'm not kidding about this. This is the most important election since FDR in 1932, 76 years ago. Another election of this importance won't happen for another full lifetime. All of us voting today with rare exceptions (my three daughters and Sara's daughter, all voting in their first presidential elections) will be passed by the time the next election of this magnitude comes along, say in 2084. (Kyle would be 94.)

It's time to go all in. Whatever you're holding back, throw it on the table.

To the extent we win 10 days from now, we are positioned to set up the next lifetime with a progressive agenda which will determine the future for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Every single person we elect matters.

Don't hold anything back.

Get out the vote.