Sunday, September 14, 2003
We must have a candidate who doesn’t publicly propose campaign issues on a whim. We need a candidate with enough experience not to box himself into positions that sound good to activists at the moment, but will “kill” Democrats chances to take back the White House.
Remember the mistakes Clinton made in the first two years of his Presidency just from being inexperienced. We love him now, but when he took office Democrats controlled the House and Senate. Because those early mistakes, we lost the House in two years and the Senate later to Republicans.
We need a President with the experience to lead the party from the “git-go.” I heard Sen. Kerry speak to a small group of progressives and I was very impressed that he had deeply thought out how to use bully pulpit in the first two years of his Presidency to take back the language the American people use “from the Tom Delays” in this country.