I know that if we transmit the fire and enthusiasm of Wisconsin's activists to the rest of the country, we will destroy the GOP's hold on power in this great nation. Without that excitement, I see the exact opposite: an onslaught on We the People by They the Corporations (GOP/TEA) due to an uninspired Liberal and Progressive voting populace.
But, wait, you say, didn't you hear about how Wisconsin's recalls were such a failure? It's so sad that the activists could only win two of the six contests. Damn that Corporate money anyway, right?
While it is inarguable that Corporate money is the worst danger our democracy faces in the USA, if the rest of the above is what you know about Wisconsin's recalls, then the media coverage you got of it was the GOP-biased stuff. Allow me to help.
Wisconsin Democratic candidates and incumbents won FIVE of NINE recall races. The GOP only won four, and one of those was pretty clearly compromised. Unfortunately, with our current Justice Dept in Washington, we couldn't expect any real election fraud investigations, so that one remains GOP.
BUT - here's the breakdown:
* of the three recalls against Democratic state senators, NONE of them worked. The pro-Corporate, anti-People GOP were counting on knocking them out, at least two of them, so they could point to it as "the people punishing the Dems who fled the state". Major blow to the GOP that none of them went down.
* of the six recalls against GOP state senators, we won two (33%!) outright.
* every one of the nine recall elections were in very "red" areas of Wisconsin, the parts that always vote GOP for President and Governor.
That, translated to the national scene, would be a massive sweep of the GOP out of Congress next year. There are 240 GOP Reps now. 33% of that is 80, so let's say 80 GOP incumbents are ousted. Likewise, we lost ZERO Democratic incumbents, so let's place that 80 as a solid gain for Dems. That gives us a 2013 House of 160 GOP, 272 Dems.
Now, the question is, "how do we take the Wisconsin fighting spirit to the national level?" Or, "how do we excite the Liberal and Progressive base the way they are here, in Wisconsin, when so many of them are upset with Obama and stayed home in 2010?"
We have to give President Obama a Democratic Primary Challenge from the Left. He'll have to tack to the Left to keep votes away from the challenger and win, and in the meantime both he and his challenger will be telling the American people the story of how much better this nation could be without the GOP in power.
That would do it. That is why my campaign page now exists, as I gear up to declare. I plan to do what no one else is daring to do: challenge the President to show us what he's made of. If I don't run, he won't have the opportunity. I feel I have to ACT.
Check out http://americachangestoday.com/ and see what you think. Will you support this vision and strategy for our future? Will you ACT?