Will 2012 be the year America gets it groove back, or are we going to send the same people to Washington that we have been sending for decades and hope things will change?
Against all odds I am considering running for the U.S. Senate against Olympia Snowe, who has been in Washington D.C. since 1979, and is now one of the wealthiest U.S. Senators in America.
Am I crazy? I want America to educate our children, protect our seniors, reward our veterans and keep people healthy and safe. I want corporations and wealthy people to pay their fair share of taxes, and I know that corporations are not people. I want a Senator who will stand up for ordinary people and speak loudly for economic justice.
Not since George Mitchell have we had a Democratic Senator in Washington fighting for the middle class and taking a stand for good people struggling to find and keep jobs, put food on their table and protect their families. The Republican Party is out of touch with the challenges American families are faced with and quickly becoming more and more extremist and obstructionist. Gridlock in Washington is robbing a generation.
I would love to hear from you -- the People I wish to serve. Are you ready for change in Washington? Are you willing to fight for it? I hope so.