David Plouffe: "This past week has definitely been a hard one"

Monday, January 25, 2010

From David Plouffe, who President Obama asked to work at the Democratic National Committee in order to take charge of Democratic House, Senate and Governor elections.
On Wednesday evening, President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address. It comes at a critical moment...

We must regroup, refocus, and re-engage on the vital work ahead.

We've hit some serious bumps in the road recently in our march toward change. We always knew it would be difficult, but this past week has definitely been a hard one, for all of us.

But this movement didn't come so far without making it through some challenging times. It's at moments like these when we need you most. People are hurting. Our country is at a crossroads, and in communities like yours all across America we must all fight for the progress our families and businesses need to thrive.

The President's resolve has never been stronger to keep fighting for health insurance reform, for lasting job creation, and to rein in the big banks and fight the undue influence of lobbyists. Wednesday's speech will be a pivotal moment for us all to get on the same page and continue the fight together.
You can say that again, Mr. Plouffe! The key word here is "fight" -- for everyone who's not rich and powerful, for all Americans who need affordable and high-quality health care, for the tens of millions of people struggling through the "Great Recession," for "social justice and economic fairness" (to quote Jim Webb), for a new energy economy, for a healthy environment, etc. If you guys do all these things, really fight for them and are not afraid to make enemies among the usual suspects, you will turn your presidency and - more importantly - the country around. If not, you will do neither. Please make the right choice.

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