Where will Obama be if his administration's conventional methods are not up to the task of cutting through controversies that are engendered, at least in part, by reliance on conventional methods? That's when things could get very interesting.
This Sunday, people will have the chance to hold hands surrounding the White House, and to ask President Obama to live up to his campaign promise to "end the tyranny of oil," by saying no to Tar Sands.
We started CODEPINK in an attempt to stop the war in Iraq. We need your help getting out the truth that the war has left Iraq in tatters, drained our resources and must not be repeated for years to come in Afghanistan.
Last week, a long-term CODEPINK supporter phoned to invite me to dinner with Obama. She said, "You went to a war zone to learn what the women of Afghanistan want to say to Obama -- I want to make sure he gets the message."