Saturday, March 18, 2006

How To Vote At Convention

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth. --Revelation 3:15-16.
At this year's State Democratic Convention in June, my choice for State Chair is ____________. Fill in the name of the candidate who does most to make sure Barbara Ann Radnofsky defeats Gene Kelly in the Runoff for U.S. Senator. (No, I have no idea, yet, which one that will be.)

Nothing is more important to the party and all of its other candidates than a Radnofsky victory in this race. I've already said why I think that, in Dallas Is Drowning -- Help!!.

I will vote on the same basis for other state party officers, for SDEC, for DNC, for Convention officials, and for committee memberships. I will vote the same way at the Senatorial District Conventions, and would vote the same way at County Conventions in less urban areas. I urge all other Democrats concerned about winning local races this fall to take the same pledge.

If anyone wants our votes for any party leadership position, then they need to show some leadership in this, the single greatest threat to our success this fall. No, the party may not take any "official" stand in the contest, but individual party officers can and should make their choice clear.

Not to fight against ignorance and apathy, not to do everything possible to prevent the voters from making the same mistake they made nominating Do-Nothing Kelly in 2000, would be a gross abdication of responsibility that should disqualify a person from ever holding any office again. Neutrality now is surrender to dismal defeat in November.

This is a question of moral courage. Display some, find some, or get out of the way.

4 Comments:

Blogger Alcuin Bramerton said...

It takes moral courage to believe that the Democrats still exist.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Bride Of Acheron said...

They certainly exist at the local level, with many good candidates and officials. Right now there don't seem to be more than a tiny handful in Congress that are anything but cowardly appeasing enablers of the Bu'ushists. The jury is still out at the state level in Texas, and perhaps this crisis of leadership is a heaven-sent opportunity to find out whether they have any foresight or backbone.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

man, you injected an element of suspense into the whole thing with that last comment that makes me want to keep up with even more ... despite being pretty far away from Texas

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There were two exceptional emails from Glen Maxey that were sent out widely today.
One email was in strong support of Chris Bell (even though Bell did his status quo dance with Richie), David Van Os, and Barbara Radnofsky at the top of our ticket. It gave 10 concrete things we can all do to make sure she wins the run-off.
The second email was about an incredible new tool to request mail ballots, again, to help Radnofsky win.
These ideas are refreshing and thought-provoking. This is just the kind of leadership that should fill in that blank at the beginning of your post.

4:48 PM  

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