This campaign is about each of us taking responsibility for our country's future — and ensuring America's greatness in the 21st century.
It is a campaign not just about what we can do in the White House — but what we can do on the way.
We all must take responsibility and take action now to:
If we want to live in a moral and just America tomorrow, we cannot wait until the next President is elected to begin to take action.
- Provide moral leadership in the world
- Strengthen our middle class and end poverty
- Guarantee universal health care for every American
- Lead the fight against global warming
- Get America and other countries off our addiction to oil
This is an excellent way to tap into the energy of the netroots and really own a position on an issue. You might forget exactly what kind of voting record Barack Obama has on reproductive rights issues, but you'll probably remember if you and he "work together" in signing a petition showing support for one piece of legislation or another. Or, for that matter, you're going to remember Hillary Clinton's call for Gonzalez' resignation more than you might a news story from 6 months ago when she was praising the disgraceful AG. (To be clear, I'm speaking hypothetically here.)
I'm liking it. I think that Edwards is right that there's no time like the present for making things in this country work better - especially if he's going to be spending my (again, hypothetical) donation money this early in the race.