First, thank you for supporting this site. YouCantBeatPete had its single best week. I appreciate your support, your feedback and your enthusiasm. It eases some of the guilt I feel that I’m one of the reasons Trump got elected in the first place.
In 2016, I told myself “Hillary’s got this.” But really, I knew better.
But I didn’t campaign for her. I didn’t make calls. And I contributed a grand total of $40 to her campaign. I didn’t want to part with my money.
This week, Pete had a call with his supporters. He needs to win big in Iowa. He needs to prove he has solid supporters. It will change the dynamic and the way the press reports on him.
The day after the 2016 election, I wept in my partner’s arms. Not because I knew what we were in for. Who could have imagined all this?
I knew I hadn’t helped my candidate the way I knew I could have. I took this country, and how lucky I was to be born here, for granted.
Two hours ago, I donated again to Pete. Some of you know I have been unemployed for the last five months. But there is no better way to spend some of what I have.
Please contribute to Pete’s campaign right now. Click this link – https://secure.actblue.com/donate/pete-for-america?refcode=website
Consider splitting a larger amount with a friend, a spouse, a lover, a co-worker. Or split it four ways, five ways, a dozen. If you can donate more, the next 24 hours is the time to do it.
I never understood how unique and fragile our democracy is in the span of history. And I never realized how quickly it can be assaulted by one wrong man with too much power and an indecent, criminal intent.
A Pete Buttigieg presidency will be a turning point in American history. His integrity, heart and commitment can preserve the good in this country for our children and grandchildren.