Anyone who has been in the US Navy knows the term Hold Fast. It’s when you are in a desperate situation and don’t want to lose the last remaining grasp forward progress that you can muster. It’s a cry of resolve and of acknowledgment.
It’s exactly where the neoconservative movement that begun under Richard Nixon and has dominated our politics, both left and right, for the last forty years finds itself. Hold Fast to our base – Wall Street and the Rapture Right. That is why they picked Sarah Palin. That was a pick to shore up the lackluster Social Issues crowd. Palin’s “record” and “resume” as a “reformer” is well documented. No need to delve into her personal life when her professional one is the gift that keeps on giving for Barack.
Until she “withdraws” for “family” reasons in October in the neocon’s last ditch gamble to avoid a 50-State blowout in November. McCain-Whomever (my bet is Leiberman) still loses by 15 points, but they Hold Fast.
So what does that mean for the democratic party? It means they have an opportunity to live up their marketing and be the Party of the People for the first time in a long time. This is an FDR moment when the country is ready for (and desperately needs) drastic change and will embrace a leader who can deliver on it. We are Holding Fast too.
This is the moment when a democratic Ronald Reagan can capture a huge slice of the republican vote and point us a new, more progressive direction.
Barack embodies the best of both parties. He understands that the best way to achieve our common goals is evolution instead of revolution. We don’t have enough time to build this again from the ground up. We have to work within the existing system. Lockheed Martin make solar panels and develop technology for a more responsive health care system under a Barack Obama administration.
Common sense solutions for a country on the brink of catastrophe.
The neoconservatives understand that they have pushed this country as far as it will go. They will keep the 23% Rapture Right vote and the 12% Rich Motherfucker vote, but the rest is going to Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Every republican I know is voting for him. My buddy from the Navy. My MBA best friend. My middle class sister and brother in law. Barack will govern with a majority of democrats, republicans and independents.
They 50-State victory arrives in 2012 after we actually turn this country into the America every real American knows it can be.