In New York's 13th Congressional District, Charles B. Rangel is running for his 23rd term.
I am running a "money-free" write-in campaign which thus far has received no media attention whatsoever... but is spreading by word-of-mouth and via social media (www.facebook.com/roughacres and www.facebook.com/writeinRitaMcKeeinNY13).
My platform, as a progressive independent is simple:
1) Charles Rangel has been in Congress 44 years - and since his censure, has only had one bill passed, a street co-naming. It's time for some new energy in Congress.
2) The money in politics is obscene. My "money-free" campaign is the ONLY campaign for any office in the United States which asks for, accepts, and spends, NO money.
3) Congress needs to get real... and get to work.
I hope you will help spread the word.
Just read the following on Facebook:
"Hey, everyone - our WATCH THE VOTE 2012 colleagues and some other fine MIGHTY MIGHTY election integrity warriors just got the 55 needed electors they needed here in CA to ensure their candidate, RON PAUL, will be officially eligible in CA as a write-in candidate! GO WRITE-IN REVOLUTION CAMPAIGN! I swear there's nothing you guys can't do. This is gonna get very interesting..."
Yes, Mr. Romney's zingers came out. I especially 'liked' the one where he managed to get "boy" and "Obama" in the same sentence as "lie," throwing his own five sons under the bus to do so.
Stay classy, Mitt.
The year was 1963. Most of you weren't even born yet; I was 13.
I've been a supporter of Obama since 2004, when I heard his speech at the Democratic National Convention.
I feel he's a transformative figure in American politics. He challenges us all to be better Americans -- to get involved in our political process, to pay attention to policy, to reclaim our Constitution, to take a long-term view of the problems that face us.
We the People have spoken, loud and clear - this country belongs to ALL of us, regardless of race, gender, age, religion or political ideology.
I'm very thankful that we cast this vote for our country, and for the whole world.
Congratulations to President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama -- and to us all!
Just found out that my VERY red home state county went for Obama. Feels good.
58 years old, out since age 18.
Two long-term relationships: one for 22 years; one for eight (current).
I a 58-year-old American, and have voted in every national, state and local election I could in my lifetime (I even voted for JFK, though it was in a grade school election that didn't count).
In my life, I have experienced the assassination of critical political figures, far too many wars, at least two "official" recessions (and now, possibly, the kind of depression my parents talked about when I was growing up), two impeachments, and terrorist attacks throughout the world and in the city I call home.
I have seen citizens gunned down, penned up, beaten, arrested and jailed for using their Constitutional rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of speech. I have watched candidates for office be mocked, humiliated, lied about, and denied the votes cast for them. I have listened to the foulest epithets that ever sullied the airwaves, even from the mouths of elected officials. I have fought, and voted against, those who have lied, cheated, smeared, gorged themselves on the public's gullibility -- and, time and again, been silenced by the lies and dishonesty of the powerful, even those in the Supreme Court.
Inertia has its own momentum.
Reclaim the dream... get moving.