This is a brief diary. Amardeep Kaleka has launched an exploratory committee to determine if he will challenge Paul Ryan. His father was Satwant Singh Kaleka one of the founders of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Yes, the very same Sikh Temple where the massacre occurred. He's standing up for his father and for the people.
He was killed last August when a man opened fire inside the temple. Kaleka’s father is credited with trying to take down the gunman and saving many lives before losing his own.
The interview that he recently did with Martin Bashir made me decide if he does run for Paul Ryan's seat that I'm going to be boots on the ground for him. His words spoke to my heart. Here's a bit from the interview:
Kaleka, a former teacher, said he also hopes to bring several issues, from immigration reform to background checks for gun purchases to education, back into the national economic conversation. “All of these topics go hand in hand with the economy, and it’s important to note that social issues we’re fighting for as Democrats can economically benefit the nation, the people, the middle class. They might not benefit corporations, they might not benefit the military-industrial complex, but at this point in time, we need to make a choice,” he said.
If you haven't seen the interview take a look http://www.msnbc.com/...
I couldn't imagine having the guts to go against the avalanche of money that is going to be put into this race or the race-baiting and character smearing that we all know will happen if he decides to run. However, this is what we must do to take our country back and create some balance.
Well, he's thinking about doing it and if he does he will get my support. This is one time I won't mind running for the Wisconsin border to help in any way possible.