“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
President Theodore Roosevelt
“Citizenship in a Republic,”
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
Looking around the netroots these days you would have no idea that America is set to hand Barack Obama a resounding reelection victory, but that is precisely what is going to happen.
Everything around here is about rape, or the media’s erroneous “challenger momentum” narrative or the critical dangers of impending failure, or what isn’t going our way. Well, that’s self defeating.
Going into the home stretch here, it’s important to keep our heads in the game. Keep in your mind that we have a uniquely qualified and adept President who has managed to save the nation from a cataclysm created by the clearly discredited economic and foreign policy forces championed by his opponent.
He has achieved what every Democrat since Harry Truman tried and failed to do. He successfully enshrined healthcare as a human right in America. He saved the auto industry, ended the war in Iraq, and brought to justice those who attacked us on 9/11.
It’s time to get our heads straight for the final sprint to November 6.
- Start shouting from the rooftops the powerful accomplishments of this progressive, Democratic President.
- Start working, and working hard to deliver the powerful, landslide victory this historic president deserves.
- Give him a solid Senate majority and help him take back the House with a slate of progressive Democrats to bring the intentional obstruction of the disloyal Republican opposition to justice.
- Get ready to stay engaged for a second term which will transform and humble the immoral, radical, treasonous, extremists who now own the Republican party. Get ready to watch them eat each other alive as the reality of their dead ideas sinks in and becomes as permanently a part of the American culture as the internet.
Stop worrying and get out in the streets. There is an historic victory at our fingertips. We simply need to burn some shoe leather, make some phone calls, talk to our neighbors, and get everyone out to vote for the President and every Democrat in the country.
There is only one candidate with the integrity, vision, and tested courage to set the course for America in the 21st century. His name is Barack Obama. He is President of the United States.
Stand up for our values: Justice and Freedom and Courage. Never doubt this impending victory. Hold it in your heart.
Work for victory and you will build the future we all want.
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Hold Victory in Your Heart!