I have taken to heart this video by Elizabeth Warren.
The reason my postings to my blog have slowed down in the last few weeks is because I have been devoting a lot of time to work with a small group to build a volunteer force in Sturbridge and the surrounding area to work for Warren’s election.
After listening to complaints (and making some of my own) that there was not a lot of action in this area for the Warren campaign, I decided to go back to that phrase my sister taught me when we were young, “Don’t just stand there, do something!”
So far our little group has collected over 400 signatures to get Warren on the ballot for the September primary. She needs 10,000. Last I heard, she had an estimated 40,000, but we aren’t stopping collecting until the deadline at the end of this month.
We are now about to reach out to many more volunteers in the area. We will be trying to engage them in as many activities to further Warren’s campaign as we can think of.
Suggestions welcome. Volunteering to join us is also welcome. If you live in this area, we may be calling you soon.
One reason that I think President Obama did not live up to my expectations of him, is that he and his team seemed to forget this message which he also espoused during his campaign.
He seemed to think he could deal with Congress on his own without enlisting the collective outrage of the voters. The Republican’s on the other hand were before the cameras and microphones several times a day trying to rile up the outrage of the voters over phony issues and using misinformation.
You might have thought that he would see the Republican’s tactic and say, “No fair. I thought of this idea first. I am going to do a better job of this than they do because this has been my specialty.” It is such a shame to see a politician think that the skills for running for office do not have any overlap with the skills needed to govern.