I saw the ad running earlier today on Comcast cable. YouTube link here if the embed doesn't work correctly.
Pass this around. Virginia is ground zero in the War on Women. The very first vignette occurred in our own state legislature (Think Progress has more on this).
The most effective form of persuasion is a passionate telling of truth. And this is truth. As one of the panelists at womenintheworld stated: "It's time for women to stop being politely angry."
The Democratic Party of Virginia needs some help.
After moving the dial forward in 2006 with Jim Webb's defeat of George Allen, Jr., and then its sweeping forward-oriented move in 2008 voting for Barack Obama (incidentally, that was the first time Virginia had voted for a Democrat for President since Lyndon Johnson in 1964) and voting in both Tom Perriello, Glenn Nye and Gerry Connolly, 2009 saw our first move towards a setback - The odious Bob McDonnell ushered in a Republican sweet at the State level.
Then came 2010 - Both Perriello and Nye lost their seats to McDonnell-esque odious Republicans, and Rick Boucher - a long-time office-holding Virginia representative lost his seat. Only Connolly hung on by the skin of his teeth.
9/11 happened to the world. Only the remotest, most primitive corners of the world didn't experience it in rapt attention, gathered around a television screen.
It happened most acutely to Americans, of course. But it didn't happen equally to all Americans - for some of us, the bad luck of proximity made it happen very intensely.
I'm one of those Americans, and this is my 9/11 story.
I want to share with each and every one of you how I will be spending this coming Sunday, September 5th 2010.
I'll be knocking on doors. I'm not going to lie - I'm going to have to make myself do this.
Since all politics are local, below the fold I want to provide some key facts about the Congressional race in VA-11, and my explanation of why I'm going to do my best imitation of an Olympic-caliber long-jumper to leap over my enthusiasm gap.