Dear Donna Brazile – Enthusiasm for America
Enthusiasm I’ve got. I am in surgery on Election Day, getting my ears fixed. I am filing absentee.
I have written consistently, challenging voters to think about their choices on Election Day. For the good of the nation, I think voters should provide the President a workable Congress.
I am no fan of many Democrat or Republican incumbents. I think lifer politicians who have never succeeded in the private sector are the worst possible thing for America at this juncture.
I support my own Jim Moran in Virginia. I support my Democratic Party and President Obama.
I hope that whatever candidates win, put the nation before themselves as that is what was intended by the framers of the Constitution.
We've all seen campaigns where one party has all the momentum -- races with real enthusiasm gaps. But you're proving that's just not the case in this election.
Just look at the rallies with President Obama: more than 18,000 in Philly, 26,500 in Madison, 35,000 in Columbus. At events across the country, he's been drawing incredible crowds of people who are fired up for this campaign.
I've read reports about the work you're already doing to contact voters -- it's unbelievable for an election like this.
But there are nine days left. Whether you're one of the folks who've already helped reach out to 15 million voters or if you're one of those who has been waiting for a time to get involved, that moment has come.
Will you sign up to fill a crucial get-out-the-vote shift in the final four days of our Vote 2010 campaign?
Let me tell you why this is so important. It's not just that there are people out there who don't know what's at stake in this election.
It's not just that there are folks who need one of us to call them and make the case.
The truth is that there are people in this country who are doing everything they can to make sure our supporters don't make it out.
One group even tried to buy television advertising with a message for Latinos telling them explicitly -- don't vote.
We're up against more than apathy. What this election demands from us is an effort nothing short of extraordinary.
But I know we're all ready to deliver just that.
Can you commit to pitching in to get out the vote?
Vice Chair for Voter Registration and Participation”