Saturday, September 8, 2012

From Heather Maddox: Keep the Convention's Energy Alive!


"And [President Obama] believes that when you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity...you do not slam it shut behind you...you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed." First Lady Michelle Obama

"We can not afford to double down on trickle down..." former President Bill Clinton

"Never ever, never been a good bet, it never makes sense, to bet against the American people!" Vice President Joe Biden

"We also believe in something called citizenship -– a word at the very heart of our founding, at the very essence of our democracy; the idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another, and to future generations." President Barack Obama

I don't know about you but I am full of optimism, enthusiasm, and hope after this week!! It is so nice to see people talking about how great this country is and how alive the American dream is, as opposed to doom and gloom we heard last week. Because you and I know this country is about the spirit of its people--the people who work hard every day to make it the great place it is, and who just want a fair shot. The difference, my friends, is this-we believe what Michelle Obama said so elegantly, that when you succeed, you don't slam the door behind you, you reach back and hold it open for those trying to get through!

We need to take this energy and keep it alive all the way to November 6. Our success is going to lie in voter turn-out, so we need to get our folks registered and to the polls. We need to make phone calls, we need to canvass, we need to write letters to the editor, we need to donate what money we can, we need to canvass, we need to keep fighting!

As Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts said "I will not stand by and let him (President Obama) be bullied out of office--and neither should you!"

We need to stop letting them bully the President, and bully us. We need some brass, as President Clinton said, and we need to stand proud as Indiana Democrats!