—crossposted from the DailyKingfish—
Virginia Governor Mark Warner has it right on the money: the largest failure of the Bush Administration was his unwillingness to engage the ingenuity and fortitude of the American people. In every corner of our nation, we hear Americans demanding a change that they can not only believe in, but one that they can participate and lead in as well.
From creating a new economy based on green sector jobs to delivering high-speed internet to every corner of the nation, from relocating manufacturing and other middle-class jobs back to America to making health care available to every American child–if not citizen, Mark Warner has not only challenged the Democratic Party to lead us into a new era of prosperity, but he has shown all of America that ours is truly the Party of the Big Tent. A new American economy that can compete on the world stage well into this brave new century will require more than opportunities for the very rich, the very urban, and the very well-connected.
It will take Americans of all walks of life. It will be built upon the innovation and undying commitment to our nation that lies in all Americans, regardless of class, race, creed, or situation. Barack Obama can set the tone and lead America to change, but that change will be made up of tens of millions of American families each doing their small part, working diligently towards a renewed American Promise, a new American Dream.