Overcome At A Meeting

I was at a Dean precinct-walking organizing meeting last night. One woman attending the meeting raised her hand to speak, and started to say something concerning precinct walking, and then suddenly was in tears. She explained that she had been watching some news about Iraq earlier, and had been thinking about it, and in the middle of talking she was overcome by how terrible it is what is happening, and how great it was that she was able to attend a meeting in a room full of people who are trying to do something about it.

This wasn’t a “latte-drinking, body-piercing, public radio listening” caricature that the Republicans have of their opponents. This was a corporate executive. What is happening in our country is NOT the usual “political cycle.”