As I've shared before, it's those words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that helped keep me from the bitterness of such a narrow loss for Congress in 2006. With our entirely grassroots campaign coming up less than 330 votes short of defeating an entrenched multi-millionaire Republican with virtually no help from the national party, bitterness was a temptation.
Dr. King's words, however, helped remind me and those closest to me that bitterness and regret were wasteful when there was so much to be thankful for and so much work left to do. We moved on and I hope we have honored his memory, and more importantly his spirit, with our people powered movement made up of working folks here in North Carolina.
Today, I need your help as I work to continue our people powered campaign. With just a click of your mouse, you can, make a real difference.
Today of all days, I'd be honored to have you show your support for our fight with your vote in Democracy for America's Grassroots All-Star competition.
I truly believe the netroots and DFA epitomize the inheritance of conscience for people powered movements, just a part of the great legacy of Dr. King it's our solemn duty to realize.
God Bless. I appreciate all you do.
Cross post from Daily Kos.