Its my humble opimion, and I dont think Im the only one who feels this way, but its not enough to take the passive route playing it safe and saying that were a coalition of millions who have many different objectives, but one common "anti" objective... NOBAMA!
Might as well say were millions of chickens with our heads cut off scattered all about and thus not to put too much stock in because even though there are strength in numbers, we, for all our millions and all our organization cant seem to come together in a show of our real strength and power by taking an absolute stand for what is right.
We need more "pro" objectives... Things we DO support like fair and unbiased media coverage in elections, democracy being upheld in our elections, positive character and proper qualifications in our politicians ect.
Here is something interesting...
In a forum post I asked the question...
How many people are still for Hillary for president in '08??Here are some excerpts and postings from the replies.
If not then why???? If so, then what do you think could be done to assure that happens and what do you see as not being done that should or could be done???
WolfmanJack: I prefer Hillary, but I can live with McCain. No way in hell will I ever vote for Obama.
Then there are those that are still holding out for Hillary. Those are the optimists. I hope they are right. I really do. God, I hope they are right. But if not, I can live with McCain.
NWinGA: I will support Hillary ONLY if she is the TOP of the ticket. I love her, but she should NEVER play second fiddle to [obama]
but we should all realize that obama is trying to CEMENT his Presumptive nomination by taking all these in-your-face trips , trying to make it harder for the DNC/superdelegates to reject him. And some will just follow-the-crowd to keep the peace. The DNC has screwed themselves very well this year, I hope they are feeling the satisfaction they deserve!preboomer: I am absolutely still hopeful that we can nominate and elect Sen. Clinton.
Enough super d's have to come to their senses to do the right thing. Any of them that fell for the Howard Dean and DNC ploy violated their duty, responsibility and our trust, regardless of which candidate got their public endorsement. They exist to correct situations just like we have now. They are there to rescue the party when it becomes obvious that caucasas and primaries were skewed, and not a true reflection of the will of the populace. They are there because they, as party leaders, are supposedly more knowledgable about who is our most qualified and electable candidate. How do we do this?
1) The PUMA movement needs to find a way to get all the democrats supporting the movement under one umbrella. The ole strength in numbers thing. Right now I see lots of web sites, blogs and comments that reflects this support. To a certain extent we are communicating within ourselves, telling each other daily how made we are.
Hopefully the PUMA Conference early next month will address this, but time is of the essence.
2) All the bloggers should point to the cental body that needs identified.
3) Blogs and commenters should give clear paths readers to communicate our complaints and solidarity to the DNC and Super D's.
4) All PUMAS must e-mail, write letters, send faxes and peacefully demonstrate to show our numbers and committment.
and my favorite:
DEEGEE: If we all became organized it would scare the heck out of them. In fact, it could be their worst nightmare. They don't want all the different groups actually communicating with each other and making plans. It would be harder to control and manipulate us.
Opinions such as these are not uncommon but this brings me to something else I would like to touch on because I know Im not the only one who realizes this...
Why is it so hard to grasp that although McCain is certainly better than Obama. In a McCain vs. Obama election, either way WE LOSE!
We the people, a record setting 18 million majority said we wanted Hillary... If we play the passives and settle for anything less then democracy is lost and we have just allowed ourselves to be slapped in the face.
When are we gonna truly come together and take a solid up front stand for truth, justice, and democracy???
While Im all for the efforts and commend the work everybody has done so far with No Deal and PUMA, whether or not they fully realize it, No Deal and PUMA have been charged with the position of acting as our leaders in this fight and they need to step up as leaders and take a stand to reflect what we stand for as a majority and why. Its ok to say that we dont want to force anybody to do anything, that we all have different goals and to repeat the claim that so long as were anti Obama were all good... but.... This just unwittingly dodges the responsibility as our leaders to at least make the wishes of the majority known to all in a clear and solid manor and educate the people as to why this is the viewpoint of the majority. In doing so, the people and members can make a more informed decision to either join the masses in united mass action or go in a different direction should they disagree and feel the need to.