Strike while the iron is hotSubmitted by fanofwalt on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 10:53
I came across this article this morning:
This excerpt comes from a letter from a Hillary supporter; presented in the article as representative of the sentiments of many Hillary voters (emphasis mine) --
Some of us just do not like Obama and we are NOT racists for not liking him. We see him as arrogant and smug and he just does not 'inspire' us.
We are homeless now and we are desperately seeking a home. We feel we have been ''abused'' by the Obama campaign and by the Democratic party.
Why would we go back to our abusers, especially when they continue to minimize our thoughts and feelings? The feminist in some of us certainly trumps any party loyalty we may have had and actually trumps any views we may have on Roe v. Wade or Iraq.
The more the party tells us how ''silly'' or ''stupid'' we are to ever consider supporting McCain, the more we become convinced of how we are not silly or stupid.
There is a message to be taken from this.
Okay, folks; you read it with your own eyes. "There is a message to be taken from this."
The message is: the field is ripe for the harvest. A large contingent of diehard Democrats are actively seeking someone else deserving of their vote; so much so that they are even considering McCain.
Let's offer them a far more palatable choice.
These are fervent, active supporters, and these devotees now feel disenfranchised to the point where they are willing to look outside of their own party. Sounds like they may be at a point where they are willing to consider all comers, and all (non-Democratic) ideologies. They may even be in a state of mind where they might (perish the thought!) be open to discovering that the greatest power they can harness as feminists is to unleash the power of individualism and personal liberty.
Do you know a Hillary supporter?
Strike while the iron is hot. Start conversations with them now.