Missouri for Feingold

Draft Russ Feingold for President in 2008

Friday, March 03, 2006

Welcome to Missouri for Feingold!

Hello, and welcome to Missouri for Feingold!

My name is Dan, and you may remember me from such blogs as http://russfeingold.blogspot.com and...well, pretty much that one.

So. why am I starting another blog supporting Russ Feingold for President...especially when I don't update the one I have nearly regularly enough?

Because I believe. Because I believe in America, the democratic process, and the Democratic Party. Because I believe in Russ Feingold. And because I believe in Missouri.

And yes, I believe Russ Feingold could win Missouri.

Why? Because I believe Russ Feingold stands for the same common sense Midwestern values that the people of Missouri believe in. That the government should balance its budget rather than amass huge deficits. That politicians should represent the people, not special interests. That the most important qualities in political leaders are common sense, honesty, and integrity.

Or, to put it another way, Russ Feingold stands for the same values as the only Missourian to become president, Harry S. Truman.

Harry Truman first gained national attention heading the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense (the Truman Committee), fighting war profiteering during World War II. Russ Feingold has made a name for himself fighting to eliminate government waste and clean up the political process.

Harry Truman famously put a sign saying "The buck stops here" on the desk of the Oval Office. Russ Feingold has worked harder than any other Democrat to hold the current president accountable, and not let him pass the buck.

Harry Truman was the first American president to call for Universal Health Care. Russ Feingold has said, "Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today. It's far past time for the President and Congress to deliver health care to everyone."

Perhaps Harry Truman's greatest act was the Marshall Plan, helping rebuild Europe after the devastation of World War II. When the idea was first proposed a Gallop Poll showed that only 14% of the American people supported it; yet Truman went forward with it. Russ Feingold has constantly done what he thought best for the nation regardless of the political consequences-triumphing after the pundits wrote him off as having committed political suicide.

America wants another president with Truman's courage, honesty, and vision. And Russ Feingold is that man.

On my other blog I coined a slogan of Feingold for President supporters with "Forward with Feingold" . And that's a great slogan; but I think there's another phrase I've gotta use while ending this post: "Give 'em hell, Russ!"

Of course, Senator Feingold never gives anyone hell, he just gives them the truth...