Thursday, July 31, 2008

The time is approaching

I am excited beyond words about going to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. I hope to learn as much as possible at the convention, but I also want to soak up every moment that I get to have while I'm there. I hope to get things I can pass on to my kids at school, my precinct in Midland, my friends in the area, and all of the members of Senate District 31. 

I cannot thank you all enough. With out your help this would not be possible, but without my wife and kids none of this would be possible. Thanks to all.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This Campaign

As I have been calling Democrats in Midland I have had contact with some who are not going to support Senator Obama anymore for one reason or another. I got so frustrated and it really tested my resolve to continue organizing, because I felt that I was just spinning my wheels.

After some soul searching I got back on the phones and made some headway. I felt better but I really got fired up about this campaign and I came to some realizations. 
1) This Campaign - is about community (bickering will occur, but is it not bigger than this campaign)
2) This Campaign - is about never giving up (even when the odds are stacked against you you move forward and work)
3) This Campaign - has character (because it has tapped into a sense of values that project optimism) 
I understand more clearly why the message of this campaign can be summed up with one word. HOPE! To all that are working hard keep on working. To those who are feeling like they are spinning their wheels make three more calls, go to three more houses, never give up, and don't let anyone tell you that what you are doing doesn't make a difference. Get inspired and help this campaign make history!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Give Me Your Eyes

Today my wife introduced me to a song entitled: Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath. It is a truly inspiring song and it really reminds me of what our community building effort is all about. Here are the Lyrics ENJOY:

Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight
Touched down on the cold black tile
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breath in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos
Are those people going somewhere?
Why have I never cared

Chorus:Give me your eyes for just one second

Give me your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me your love for humanity
Give me your arms for the broken hearted 
Wasnt it far beyond my reach?
Give me your heart for the once forgotten
Give me your eyes so I can see

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide whats underneath
Theres a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
To ashamed to tell his wife
Hes out of work
Hes buying time
Are those people going somewhere?
Why have I never cared?


Ive Been there a million times
A couple of million eyes
Just moving past me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong
Well I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way you see the people all aloneChorus (x2)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Moving Midland Forward

Throughout this very interesting campaign season we have worked hard to change our idea of politics here in Midland and around the great State of Texas. It is difficult at times to stay focused on the campaign since all of the media attention seems to keep saying that Texas is a "Red" state and that "its a lock for John McCain." Plus our everyday lives are more complex because we want to provide the best for our family and friends during hard times, and often don't have spare time for a presidential campaign. Others say "it is too early to be working on the November campaign in July," and others say "your gonna burn people out on all this Obama Change stuff." 

While I can see the point in the logic of my friends and opponents, I respectfully disagree with them. Now, as I have said before, is the time for us to start working just as hard as we were during the primary campaign. So much is at stake in this election and it is our responsibility to get active and get involved. 
Over the next few weeks there will be a series of meeting held by the Midland Supporters of Barack Obama. It is the mission of these meeting to find new and meaningful ways to get more people enthused and involved with this historic presidential campaign. There is much to be done and we must organize and mobilize our friends, families, and neighbors so that when the votes are counted in Midland County everyone can see that we are not only ready for change, but that we mean business.