From the chair – The often unpleasant and divisive strains of the primary season are now behind us. Now it’s time to lay aside accumulated animosities, hurts and disappointments and step toward our real advisory – Asheville’s liberal-progressive-socialist movement.
That sort of re-set doesn’t occur by accident. Letting go of negative feelings, attitudes and experience demands conscious thought, effort and maturity. Nobody can make us do it. It’s sort of like recovery from surgery. Initially we have to force ourselves out of that comfortable hospital bed.
We have a solid pool of candidates for the upcoming election. They need our help. Importantly, they also need to feel like they represent a political movement that people can embrace. We have a great set of principles and a strong political platform – locally we also need the attitude, unity and positivity to bring those values to life.
There are a lot of undecided, confused, turned-off or discarded voters in Asheville, Buncombe County and WNC. It’s our job to work together to nudge them in the right direction. To succeed – you and me have to start with you and me.
Need another reason to re-set your unity button? Consider this one-
“To sit back hoping that someday, some way,
someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile,
hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.”
We are the only organized political movement capable of stopping the excesses of the left. We can’t do it without you.
Want an example of a good unity effort? How about 15th District Republican candidates Amy Evans and Nathan West having breakfast together on election day.