"So Long, Democrats" - democrat speachwriter


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Dec 20, 2004
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Phoenix, Arizona

A speechwriter for Obama, Edwards, and Clinton on why shes voting McCain.

Since I started writing speeches more than ten years ago, I have always believed in the Democratic Party. Not anymore. Not after the election of 2008. This transformation has been swift and complete and since Im a woman writing in the election of 2008, very emotional.
I can no longer justify what this party has done and cant dismiss the treatment of women and working people as just part of the new kind of politics. Its wrong and someone has to say that. And also say that the Democratic Partys talking pointsthat Senator John McCain is just four more years of the same and that hes President Bushare now just hooker lines that fit a very effective and perhaps wave-winning political argumentdoesnt mean theyre true. After all, he is the only one whos worked in a bipartisan way on big challenges.

Before I cast my vote, I will correct my party affiliation and change it to No Party or Independent. Then, in the spirit of election 2008, Ill get a manicure, pedicure, and my hair done. Might as well look pretty when I am unemployed in a city swimming with Ds.

Whatever inspiration I had in Chapel Hill two years ago is gone. When people say how excited they are about this election, I can now say, Maybe for you. But I lost my home.

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