As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Monday, February 26, 2007

Glimmer of Hope?

Barack Obama drew 20,000 people over the weekend in Texas, and told them this:

Obama told the Austin crowd that they should try to recruit their friends to support his campaign. "I want you to tell them, 'It's time for you to turn off the TV and stop playing GameBoy,'" Obama said. "We've got work to do."

Tickets to the rally were free, but Obama asked the attendees to give even $5 or $10. "I don't want to have to raise money in Hollywood all the time," he said.

I hope he's serious about that. The candidate who empowers ordinary people, who resurrects the small-donor revolution, will have an excellent opportunity this time. There pretty much is no Republican party anymore. I'm looking for the Democrat who wants to broaden the conversation and the future of America to all people instead of just a few big donors.

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