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Jan 18, 2007

A few months ago, the writers of the political web site Irregular Times accepted a challenge: Could they write a list of 2,008 reasons to elect a progressive candidate for President in the 2008 election? The writers accepted the challenge, and made this pledge: If they are unable to assemble the list by the end of the year 2007, they will make a donation of $2008.00 to every Republican presidential candidates. These are progressive writers, so that's the last thing they want to do. Thus, they have a great motivation to succeed. As of today, the list of 2,008 reasons to elect a progressive President in 2008 has passed the 100 mark. There are 102 reasons that they have written so far. That's a lot of good reasons to vote progressive in 2008, but in the big scheme of things, the group still has a long way to go. They're only at 5 percent of their goal. Can you help out? Can you suggest a good reason for Americans to vote for a progressive presidential candidate in 2008? I'm creating this blog share here at Care2 in the hopes that this can become a point around which Care2 activists can engage in a fruitful discussion about what it is we're really working toward. A presidential candidate is a representation of collective values, after all. Also, pay attention to the nature of this list - it's a list of reasons to elect a progressive President. A progressive politician is not necessarily a Democrat, and a Democrat is not necessarily a progressive politician either. Any ideas?
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Posted: Thursday January 18, 2007, 8:19 am
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