The Proverbial Call to Arms

All right, folks, time for some political proselytizing, so if that’s not your cup of tea, feel free to tune in next time for our regularly scheduled programming. As I mentioned earlier, Prometheus Unleashed has officially endorsed Howard Dean for the Presidency of the United States. And naturally, I’ve ordered my bumper sticker, the yard sign, a t-shirt, and a couple of lapel pins (the buttons, while traditional, have always struck me as a little cheesy). But in my capacity as Dean “booster,” I’ve been asked to actually do a couple of things (that makes it sound like I was asked specifically... and come to think of it, I’ll do nothing to dispel that impression). Now, I’ll never be able to muster the near-religious fervor that some of these youngsters can bring (and actually, I look at that as a good thing), but these requests I feel I can fulfill without going over the top.

Dean for AmericaFirst, I’ve been asked to recruit folks to the campaign. Fair enough — but I’m not going to sit here and tell you that Howard Dean is the solution to all the country’s problems, that he’ll end partisan bickering, balance the budget, and free the world. However, I do think that his professed positions on a number of key (for me, at least) issues make him the best man for the job, someone who I could support with a (relatively) free conscience. I don’t think it’s possible to find somebody with whom you agree on everything, but I’ve been surprised to find that in this case, we’re pretty damned close. So take a look for yourself, and if, like me, you decide that Howard Dean is a candidate you can get behind, then please, sign up to offer your support. In the immortal words of John Belushi, “Don’t cost nothin’.” (Your support is welcome at any time, of course, but the current drive runs through September 10th, so I’d ask that you at least consider it before then.)

Dean in 2004 MeetupSecond, I want to call everyone’s attention to a series of events going on tonight at 7 p.m. nationwide: The local Dean “meetups.” Basically, these are a coordinated set of meetings for Dean supporters — at the local level — across the country. More than 97,500 people are already registered to attend; they’re shooting for 100,000. Locally, there are meetups scheduled in Washington, Northern Virginia, Baltimore, Montgomery County, and the Richmond area. Beyond that, click here to find a location near you.

All right, that’s it for now. Thanks for listening (and putting up with my little pitch), and I’ll talk to you all again soon.


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