Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Hope For The Future

paul_hackett_head.jpgYears ago I saw Bill Clinton when he was out here campaigning and I was struck with how comfortable he was at it. He was at least an hour late. It was hot. People were fidgety and tired of hanging around. But when he stepped out on that stage, it was showtime. Everyone was riveted by his speech and I walked away thinking,
"There's hope for us after all."

Phil and I had a similar experience this morning. Paul Hackett, a candidate who’s running for Senator in Ohio, was meeting with people in LA and we got to meet him and hear him speak. What a smart guy. Not to mention passionate and funny. He’s tough, too.
He came back from a tour of duty in Iraq and almost immediately decided to run for Congress(And nearly pulled it off in a predominantly Republican district.) He’s got great ideas. And he can actually string whole words together and communicate a coherent thought without having to rely on a teleprompter. I would love to see a ticket one day that includes him and Barack Obama.

I encourage you to watch him, here's his website , donate to his campaign. It's critical that we gain back Ohio. He will not be cowed by the Republicans. He's very honest and thoughtful about his positions. He is an up and comer in this party and would be a real asset in the Senate.


Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

This can't be true. Democrats only have rehashed microwave ideas from the '90's. A Republican said that, so it must be true.

Oh, wait...I keep forgetting. It doesn't matter what folks on the right said then, only what they say now about what they said then.


7:52 PM, November 15, 2005  
Blogger boni said...

You would have liked him BP. This guy is very sharp.

8:33 PM, November 15, 2005  
Anonymous peter said...

obviously my comments about microwaved ideas hit a nerve with you balloon.

you're still thinking about days later. nice to see i can have an effect.

anyhow, unlike you, i give credit where credit is due and if you check out a comment i made to cranky, i praise two democrats (under the Rip Van Post)...

And wouldn't ya know it, balloon, republicans aren't the only ones saying dems have worn out ideas from the past, it's dems saying it too, as i quoted.

yeharr, or whatever...

4:45 AM, November 16, 2005  

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