Wednesday, November 03, 2004
A Pep Talk!
There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the lefty blogosphere. That's ok, it's hard to see the results of so much hard work in canvassing and voter registration and all the money that has been donated. You're right to feel a little down. For a few days.
But then you must get up and go back to fighting. The reason is very simple: we are right. We have the right values and the right facts and we can see what will happen if we give up. It's not pretty. So we must continue. The Republicans have been building their power base for forty years, and we have rebuilt the Democratic party for how long? A year? Clearly, patience is required here. We are going to win, though it may take a little bit longer than some expected. There is no alternative, or rather, the alternative is too horrible to contemplate.
It is a beautiful thing to work for a righteous cause. Don't forget that. My admiration and love to all of you who have worked so hard for a fairer society and a more peaceful work. We will reap the fruits of this work even if the trees are not ready to flower quite yet.