I remember very well what it felt like when my brother Howard didn’t win the Democratic nomination in 2004. It hurt. I was angry. I found myself wondering how I could turn around and support a candidate who I had just spent over a year trying to defeat.
I can tell you, it wasn’t easy. But as a community, we did it together. We reached out and inspired each other. We didn’t forget the past; we wore it as a badge of honor, and we never stopped working to take back America.
Last night, Barack Obama won the delegates necessary to become the Democratic Nominee. This historic victory is a testament to your hard work and dedication. We’re moving America forward into a new era of progressive leadership. And today, there are supporters of eight other Democratic presidential candidates who need our leadership to help them heal.
The general election campaign starts today. We must reach out. We must inspire and respect each other. We will bring the Democratic Party together for a unified victory in November.
I challenge you to find 5 people, who supported a different candidate for the nomination, and bring them into our campaign.
John McCain does not represent the future of our country. He is business as usual in Washington DC. He is guided by special interests over the voters’ interests. He thinks diplomacy is a weakness and military might alone is a sound foreign policy. He stands against health care for all and he wants to continue George Bush’s economic policies.
John McCain will stay the course – the wrong course – in Iraq. That’s not change. That’s more of the same.
This election is bigger than one candidate or one campaign. There is too much at stake to fight against ourselves. Together, we’ll take our country back from failed leadership and insider politics.
Sign the Unity Action Pledge with me right now.
Don’t wait another day to take action. We will win in November by working together.
Thank you for everything you are doing to take our country back.
As you probably know, I supported John Edwards until he dropped out of the race. Then I chose to support Obama. Jim Dean asks us to find 5 people who supported someone other than Obama, and pass this message on to them. So, tell me, are there 5 such people out there who will see this from me? If so, will you take the pledge for party unity as well?
We all worked hard for the candidate we thought was the best person for the job. Now the Democratic party nominee is decided, and the truly important battle begins. Ultimately, what we do now affects the future of this nation in profound ways that we can barely begin to understand.
Thank you for caring.