Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Have Promises to Keep

The Young President sent me an email today concerning the upcoming mid-term elections.

(I also got one from Paul Begala offering me the opportunity to buy a chance to win an iPad in exchange for a $5 donation to the Democratic party. Now there's a marketing scam if ever I've seen one!)

But, getting back to the Emperor's message. Here's part of it (emphasis added):

MoogieP --
Eighteen years ago, shortly after graduating from law school, I helped lead a voter registration campaign in Chicago that generated record turnout on Election Day.

That experience taught me one of the most important lessons I ever learned as a community organizer: When people promise that they'll do something -- like voting -- they are far more likely to do it.

That's why one key part of our Vote 2010 plan this year is to get folks like you from across the country to commit to vote, to make sure we get as many people as we can to cast their ballots this fall.

But getting the commitments we need starts with your own promise to make it to the polls and cast your ballot.

Will you please commit to vote in the 2010 elections?

Over the next 82 days, volunteers across the country will spend countless hours calling voters and knocking on their doors, asking them the same question.

And you can bet that I am counting on you to join them in talking to voters in your community.

. . . .

Oh, definitely, Mr. President! I promise to vote. And you most certainly can count on me to talk to voters in my community. Rest assured, yes you can.

Those are promises I'd walk through fire to keep. You betcha.


  1. All the biggest Black Panther thugs with all the biggest billyclubs couldn't keep me from voting this year!!
    OK, it's not that I'm extraordinarily brave. Oregon has vote-by-mail. But still...

  2. Heh. "Walk through fire." You betcha!

  3. Be sure to use adequate postage, Inno! And mail a few votes for your neighors, too!

    Yep, Buck and Rust'r. We'll git 'er done.