Saturday, August 01, 2015
I do not have time to compose a masterpiece so I thought I would write quick thoughts down now before Republicans HOPEFULLY kill themselves on Thursday at their "debate."
If they do not kill themselves or IF god forbid Trump ends up appealing more, the one BIG thing we as Democrats MUST MUST MUST do and that is reach out to people of color, Hispanics, Millennials, the poor and the elderly (as Republicans try to roll back Medicare, Social Security and every other social program that works to help someone other than the 1% richest.)
If Hillary is our nominee, and I believe she will be as Sanders has lost some traction with his less than judicious comment about whose life matters, then Hillary MUST step up her enthusiasm quotient and make sure Democrats in the field are scrupulously organized to GET PERSONS OF COLOR OUT TO VOTE IF WE HAVE TO PROVIDE A FLYING MACHINE TO DO IT. We know Republicans cheat and in states where they could make it harder for persons of color to vote they did. The president won because he appealed to these groups.
White Republican anyone appeals to white men and white women as Romney got that vote. There are still plenty of whites who will vote for Hillary and we HOPE women will as well but the key to the 2016 election is our organization in the field in states like Ohio, Florida, etc., and a 50 state strategy so that our people inclined to vote Democrat DO!
Moreover, I believe Hillary later after she is nominated needs to pick a person of color or Hispanic as VP -- Julian Castro comes to mind and so does Corey Booker. There are others of course.
I formulated this emergency email because I watched Melissa Harris Perry which is my habit on weekends and what she was saying and others on her show were saying was similar to what I say here.
Pass this around to anyone you choose. Everything is at stake: Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, rights for gays, rights for women and everything this administration has worked so hard to promote and maintain.
WE MUST TAKE BACK THE SENATE AS WELL AS WIN THE PRESIDENCY. WE CAN DO IT BUT IT CAN ONLY BE DONE IF WE EARN THE SUPPORT OF ALL THE CONSTITUENCIES THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NEEDS.