Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Coping with the RNC

This - from one of my Bay Area for Kerry cohorts - is sound advice.

Hi everyone. As you know, you're going to hear a lot of things coming out of NYC. Here are some things to consider:

1) Don't sweat the polls. Bush will come out of this ahead in the horse race. He just will. But so what? The election isn't on Friday and it isn't a national election. Kerry was in single-digits just a few weeks before the Iowa Caucuses and then won. What's going on on the ground, and what the national media are reporting are 2 very different things.

2) Remember what this is all about. John Kerry is for a woman's right to choose. John Kerry will restore our alliances and our standing in the world. John Kerry will create jobs. John Kerry will ensure that health care is a right and not a privilege. John Kerry will protect the environment. John Kerry will protect the Constitution. John Kerry has a plan for Iraq. John Kerry will make sure that homeland security has the funding it needs. John Kerry will make the tax code fair, and take the burden off the middle-class. Oh, and there's more. Don't get sucked into thinking it doesn't matter. It might matter more than you can even think.

4) Don't believe the hype. The GOP will be in furious spin mode and will be incredibly negative. The Dems will try to call them on it. But it's our job to help.

See something that's wrong? Seriously, tell people about it. We can't let these lies go unchecked:
CNN ; FOX News ; MSNBC (and NBC) ; CBS ; ABC ; Newspapers

5) Go to a Kerry Event

6) Give some $ to the DNC to help them get the message out.

7) Talk to your friends and neighbors. Give them a call, write them a letter, ask them to get involved, or at least be sure to vote for John Kerry.

8) Be creative, but get the word out. This is our time. Let's get this done.

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