America Only Won WW2 Because We Worked Together as a Team.
In WW2 we let FDR have a 3rd term because we knew we were at war and could not afford to be divided. We can’t afford this inner division today either – but we don’t seem to know that. Dems must show the American people they can unite their party. Both sides will respect that. After all, if they can’t unite the “left” how can they unite the country?
We are at war in the USA. We are at war with foreign enemies that want to exploit our riches. We are at war with Trump’s GOP party that sells our rights and assets to the highest bidders. And at the same time, we are at war with each other – which will make it very difficult for Americans to prevail at any effort.
I am old enough to remember first-hand the spirit of the WW2 generation. They were not the greed is good generation nor the it’s all about me generation. The greatest generation citizens resigned to do their parts to defeat German Nationalism with a spirit of teamwork and without ego. Now we have a combination of corporatism and American Nationalism to defeat.
We all know there’s an election in 2020. Trump knows exactly how long he has to completely take this government over – from the justice department installations to the election fixing with our enemies. Trump is working every day to have our democracy be gone before the 2020 election. Why? Trump knows the term that follows his presidential term may be a prison term.
A Short Delay on the Impeachment Vote in the House
The first thing we do is delay the vote on impeachment for about six weeks. We cite that the GOP has said they want more evidence of a crime. We decide to use the next six weeks to push for what they want – more evidence. We use that time to form Team America and start campaigning in a new way. And not so much to our side. Team America will have the left if its put together right. We campaign 50% to red state citizens.
The remaining viable candidates meet in a room and settle on who will be the Democratic candidates for president, vice president, chief of staff and district attorney. Then our Team America pools resources and gets to work – mainly to show the American people what they can do for the citizens of the USA. This surprise tactic of running for president with a VP and cabinet in place will work. It makes a spirited WW2 statement from day one. How can it not work?
The optics are spectacular. Instead of 20 candidates telling undecided American voters why they are best for the top job – we present one well-prepared team, ready on day-one to get long overdue jobs done for all Americans.
Even MAGA people will go for that. They know they are being lied to. They just don’t know who will be there for them on our side because right now – we don’t even know. They will remain tuned out to our overtures until we decide who we are. Next July? It may be too late by then.
The big idea is focus our energies on GOP constituents in red states so they start liking what they are seeing and hearing. Imagine a team of energetic candidates all campaigning simultaneously for the ideas we need to transform this country. That’s almost never been seen here before. But the greatest generation gave FDR a 3rd term because they knew we were at war. They knew a divided nation was a weakened nation. They knew we were at war because there were body bags. Today’s war is a Cyber War. It’s easy to overlook. But it is just as dangerous as a war with bullets. We have just as much to lose. Trumpism will continue to creep up on us if we don’t recognize and react to it as a danger.
The way we campaign for president during a time of war should be different than it is in normal times. What we can expect on our current path is more of the same old – debates after-which we learn little new nor convert new voters to our common causes. More circular firing squads. And all the while, Trump team which clearly extends back to Russia, speaks in unison. We are strategically handicapped because we play by rules, conventions and traditions while the Trump Team does not. If we had fought WW2 this way, we’d all be speaking German here today.
I realize not every candidate will want to leave their current position to work in the 2021 cabinet that leads America into a modern future. But they can be offered posts. Kamala Harris could spearhead this movement with one phone call to Joe Biden saying she would be happy to be DA in his presidency.
The candidate that figures this out soonest will have the best chance of being our new president.
There’s no room for it’s all about me now.