2008 Reasons to Elect a Progressive President Begins
Today, we at Irregular Times are starting a new project to help America prepare for the 2008 presidential election. We will be compiling 2008 reasons to elect a progressive President. This blog category will be entirely dedicated to the project.
Back in 2004, we collected 2004 Reasons to Boot Bush and published them in a book of that name. Now, as the 2008 presidential election approaches, we’re thinking bigger. In 2008, our effort will be more than just the defeat of one particular politician. Our goal must look beyond the mere battle between the Democrats and the Republicans. In 2008, we aim to elect a progressive President.
Our deadline is January, 2008. If we don’t have our full list of 2,008 reasons completed by that date, we will write a check for $2008.00 to each and every active Republican presidential campaign - and with no incumbent President or Vice President in the running, we expect there to be a large number of Republican candidates this time around. We have no intention to write those checks. We oppose the Republican agenda, so we intend to achieve our goal.
In a big undertaking of this sort, however, we’re hoping that you’ll do more than just read the reasons we put together. We’re looking for contributions from creative and thoughtful progressives. If you have a reason to elect a progressive President in mind that you think we should add to our list, submit it here in the comments section.
With just a year and a half to go, it will take about three or four reasons every single day, without pause. That’s a tall order, but then again, the need has never been greater. Serious change requires serious commitment, and people will need a great deal of persuasion to convince Americans to leave behind the fearful agenda promoted by our right wing government to consider a progressive alternative.
The first reason, and the one that underlies all others: The progressive tradition is the source of the highest ideals of what it means to be an American: Liberty, peace, enlightenment, justice, cooperation, prosperity, responsibility, and the value of humanity. A progressive President will guide America according to this tradition, and return our nation to its higher path.
Thank You, Pete Stark (bumper sticker)
The letter O appears again and again in the colors of pink, yellow, blue, green and brown, overlapping in semi-transparent form to declare your loose, fruity and stylish support for Barack Obama as he runs for President in 2008. This shirt is made ethically in the USA by American Apparel, and printed in Columbus Ohio by the startup independent shop called Skreened.
Clinton! Support Hillary Clinton as she makes her historic run for President of the United States with this bold, patriotic campaign button design.
Some call him Charles Rangel, but we'll just say: Support Charlie Rangel, one of America's greatest congressmen, for re-election in 2004! This bumper sticker shows your pride in Rangel's strong voice.
Greens for Barack Obama for President in 2008! (Pro-Obama lapel stickers in a bulk pack of 48)
Blanche Lincoln is a Democrat in name only, voting with the Republicans in the Senate to help them achieve the worst aspects of their right wing agenda. Show that Democrats are against Blanche Lincoln
Stars + Bars = Hate ... Say no to the Confederate battle flag and the hatred it stands for. (bumper sticker)