Remember the smiles on the faces as the CodePink women chanted to "Pink slip
Bush" all around University and Main St. too.....It was fun for a while.
From: Linda Pollini <thirdeyegrafix@...
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 16:38:37 -0400
To: All Veterans for Kerry <thirdeyegrafix@...
Subject: The Day After
Well, everyone is being really quiet today, and no wonder. Sitting in
shocked silence over the outcome. We all feel so sad and worked so hard for
Kerry and hoped for a better future.
My best memory of last night was driving through W. University Avenue
and 13 St. intersection. There must have been about 80 people out there.
Crowds on all four corners holding Kerry/Edwards signs. As we slowly turned
through the green light, I held my "Worst President Ever" sign out the
window and a cheer went up from the crowd. Everyone was screaming! One guy
even ran up to the window and gave me a high-five.
So today we know that we are not alone. The nation is divided. I want to
run away, head for the border, not sure where. And then came the concession
speech.....from John Edwards first. Immediately I thought he was talking to
He said,"You can be disappointed, but you can't walk away! The battle
rages on....for jobs, for mothers with sick children in hospitals, for
college students, for the troops in Iraq. The fight will continue for "One
America." People of good and strong will, will make a difference. We know we
can do better. We must have eternal hope for a better America."
Then John Kerry spoke and said that we have a deperate need for unity.
Every vote must be counted. "I would like to wrap each and everyone of you
in my arms and thank-you from the bottom of my heart."
"Thanks to the "brothers" who criss-crossed the country. They spoke the
truth. Thanks to all who voted for me and thanks to my campaign manager,
brigades of young and old who worked hard, in all kinds of weather, knocking
on doors......don't lose the faith, let it build on itself."
"The time will come when your work and ballots will change the world.
Thank-you for this gift. I know your struggles and hopes and will never stop
fighting for you."
"It is true that you have taught and tested me and held me up. I wish it
was differently, but we all wake up as Americans which is the greatest good
fortune. We must find common cause. We are in need of unity and compassion."
"I ask all of you to join me. We must succeed in Iraq. Stand up to our
party ideals. What we started will not end here........
The fight goes on."
Peace and Best Wishes,