Wednesday, November 03, 2004


For those of you discouraged and despondent over the results of the presidential elections, don't give up. I've heard folks only half-joke that they'll move to Canada or propose splitting the United States in two.

But now is the time when we need you here the most. Keep the pressure on the president and the Republican-led Congress; fight for issues that you care about, such as health care, social security, the environment, the economy and the war on Iraq. Make your voice heard.

Do not go gently into that good night, as the late, great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas once wrote. Rage, rage, rage.

The Democratic Party must figure out how to reach Americans more effectively. Some say Kerry wasn't aggressive enough early on in the campaign, didn't attack Bush on his myriad number of weak areas. Others say Kerry tried too hard to be centrist and didn't uphold the proud tenets of the Democratic Party, such as protecting not only the middle-class, but the disenfranchised.

I'm so angry over what happened that a big part of me wants to leave journalism and go into politics. I think I'd have a good chance of getting into the communication or issues team of the next Democratic presidential candidate. Food for thought.


  1. Lots of mourning in NYC. But I agree. Now is the time to fight harder and louder than ever. Supreme Court appointments, Arafat on his deathbed. There's plenty going on.

  2. Yes, I am disappointed too. I was upset yesterday, but I am slowly getting over it. Unfortunately, I knew this was going to happen, but I guess we all have to deal with it. Four more years of good Dubya jokes from Leno and Letterman, I suppose. Oh, well. Maybe Mr. Kerry will run again in four years. We'll just wait and see.

    Hopefully these four years will pass quickly. :-)