Friday, April 14, 2006

To Dream The Impossible Possible Dream

Nice post by Rob at Intrepid Liberal: Russ Feingold's Democratic nomination acceptance speech in a better world:

Good evening, I love New York! Applause. Smiles broadly and waits for silence. And I proudly accept your nomination for President of the United States. Crowd erupts with sustained applause and cheers.

My friends, the time has come for an American renaissance of community, values, and justice. Almost seven years ago in this great city Osama Bin Laden unleashed his terror and the Republican Party unleashed a reign of indecency. Tonight we begin anew in the very city where it all went wrong. We bring hope.

Just bask in it a little, like watching The West Wing, to remember what sanity and hope felt like. Then get back to work making it come true. The 2008 primaries aren't two years away; they're now, and the clock is ticking.


Intrepid Liberal Journal said...

Thanks for the recognition. Enjoyed reading your blog. I'm adding you to my blogroll.

carter said...

Feingold is a great Senator in many ways. however, the only thing keeping him from having been harmed even more by trying to take some sort of stand in defense of the consitution, is the horrendous perception of Congress right now and extremely low rating by the president.

A lot of that has to do with the Iraq war,which, frankly, would have gone better if kerry's advice had been listened to at the beginning (bring in the UN's help right away after we toppled the Hussein regime, go in with a better plan to secure the peace, providing initial security with more troops, while more rapidly training iraqis and making this about supporting iraq and getting out, enlist more international cooperation, recognize the informational and educational aspecto of this, etc etc etc)

Rhetoric is going to come back in full swing by 2008. democrats need to recognize the importance of rhetoric in shaping the american psyche, how there has been an increasing gap between rhetoric and substance by right wing leaderhip and the importance of constantly showing this, and how such rhetoric plays out to a majority of americans, via the maisntream media -- AS OPPOSED TO those who self select information by going to Internet opinon sites.

As an example of this, I sent an email to Feingold's office, regarding the attacks on him over the censure issue. the suggestions, why they were made, and the response therein, are all briefly detailed her