Flip-flop no more: This letter I received today, along with other discussions heard and observations made this morning, confirms that there is now a fresh consensus among most Democrats. After John Kerry's speech at the Democratic Convention last night, there is unity and support for both Mr. Edwards and Mr. Kerry; even among those who were skeptical at the beginning.
I wanted to write and tell you that tonight, in Hudson, Ohio, the boyhood home of John Brown, we had a convention party at a fine restaurant that drew 500 plus attendees. This gathering was the largest of its kind in the entire state of Ohio, and was put together by a wonderful woman named Chic Canfora, the sister of Alan --one of the wounded at Kent State. It was a rollicking good time, and was a grand display of grassroots citizens of every stripe that are ready to relieve our land of the sickness that is Bush.
The sight and sounds of John Kerry's comrades tonight, led by Max Cleland was almost too much to take. I honor these men's service, as I know you do. I shudder to imagine how the right will attempt turn this obviously genuine display of loyalty and duty into something unholy. But we know they are less than dogs , so try they will.
My friend, you know that cleansing the White House of these Constitutional criminals is what people like me have worked for. You also know that I (as I think you did too) had questions about John Kerry as our candidate. But I learned things tonight about John Kerry that I didn't really hadn't known or understood. I know, without question that our battle for the Constitution is our obligation and is just. But now I know that having Kerry as the leader of that battle is a sound choice. We are doing the right thing.
One last thing. If we are victorious in this election, it will be the doing of everyday people--people who took a stand when the stand was dangerous. People like you. From my family and me, thank you. I love what you do.