Saturday, October 28, 2006

Dinner with the General

I Had fun at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner last night.

Pivotal, of course, was a nano-brief conversation with General Wesley Clark (who told me to stuff my blog for the next 10 days or so, and walk precincts).

Later, from the podium, the General rallied local election foot soldiers and paymasters in an impassioned appeal for these last few days and hours of the campaign.

General Clark's keynote was that Democrats have to become a "full-service" party in the tradition of Harry S. Truman. He said that means tough and salient on national security and that there's no better time then at present when there's a vacuum in that department in our current misgovernment.

Ellen Nagler (Broadview) welcomed the event. RJ Eskow (Night Light and The Huffington Post) sang songs such as "Faded Coat of Blue". And Brad Friedman (The Brad Blog) convinced us that voting machines will inevitably bring us into another "constitutional crisis" this November. That is why Democratic candidates not only have to win this year, they have to win BIG.