I’m thinking about running for Congress again. I ran in 1998 against Roy Blunt and ran for Senate in 2000 against John Ashcroft. I think I’m ready to light a fire under the asses of the Democrats and make the party stand for something.
I keep seeing polls of races where an “unnamed democrat” can beat just about anyone. So I’m thinking about changing my name legally to “Unnamed Democrat” and running against Tom Lantos here in California. I’ll be the kind of Democrat people imagine of an unnamed democrat would be. My platform would be something like:
I’m not on of THEM!
Get the hell out of Iraq.
A vote for me is a vote to impeach Bush.
Clinton was one of America’s greatest presidents ever.
Let’s return to peace and prosperity.
No Patriot Act – a return to freedon and constitutional values.
Legalizing personal freedom. Pot, Prostitution, Dying with Dignity, Abortion, Stem Cell Research, religious rights for Atheists.
The Primary is on June 6th 2006 – Elect and Atheist on 666 – I think it’s a sign from God that I should run!
The Democrats have to have more of a platform than “we aren’t Republicans!” We need to either be the opposition party or we need to get out of the way so an opposition party can rise up. Either way – I can no longer sit here and take it. The only thing that pisses me off more than the Republicans is the defening silence from the Dems that give them cover. I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore. I probably won’t win – but I will be heard.
Who is with me on this?