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August 24, 2008
Volume 1 - No.14
Darwin Campbell, Executive Publisher
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Democratic Convention Highlights Grassroots Pulse of Real People
Veteran Dallas Democrat Birdseye View and Analysis of Party
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DENVER-As Texas Democrats gather in Denver with fellow party faithful from across the country, a new sense of hope and optimism fills the air.
Dallas Democratic volunteer and political veteran Shirley Daniels says the reason for the positive vibes centers around Sen. Barak Obama’s candidacy – a campaign that has breathed new energy into the Democratic Party, challenged people believe in their own political power, stake in voting and personal value in helping America be its best.
“There is a new energy like I have never seen before,” she said. “This momentum that exists will continue to build and I believe it will drive people to the polls in droves to vote for Obama and Democrats in the November election.”
Daniels, who is attending the national convention, will be among the thousands of conventioneers ready to support Obama and witness history up close and personal.
She is no stranger to politics have been involved in Dallas County politics over 30 years and has served as the sector #4417 precinct chairman for the past 20 years.
Daniels has her finger on the pulse of the party and said the anticipation, level of support and pace of political participation and stumping is increasing.
“We use to have to push and prime people to register to vote and come to the polls to vote,” she said. “Barak has people at grassroots levels ready to vote and ready to participate in changing this country.”
Sen. Barack Obama and Democrats got a further boost going into the national convention with the announcement that he hand picked Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware to be his running mate
According to Daniels, the turnabout in fortunes for Democrats is linked to the failures and stumbles of current Republican President George W. Bush.
“Obama called for change, but people have been ready for change for a long time,” she said. “Hard times, the Bush administration and the real truth about Republican policies has come out, turned the tide because people are just fed up.”
Local issues also have opened eyes including the widening economic gaps between North Dallas and South Dallas and criminal justice failures resulting in releases for over a dozen wrongly incarcerated men- many of the cases took place under Dallas County Republican leadership.
Those new revelations are fueling changes in Dallas County and across Texas leading to a bold new resurgence of the party that is bringing new faces running for office and boosting Democratic clout statewide.
Daniels blasts critics of Obama who contend he is not ready to be leader of the free world and have launched attacks attempting to derail his campaign.
“(Sean) Hannity, (Rush) Limbaugh and (Glenn) Beck need to shut up. Their talk is garbage talk,” she said. “They are trying to influence a people and influence the outcome of an election, but it is not going to work this time.”
She also said McCain can do little to stop the wave of support that will sweep Obama and the Democrats into the White House in November.
“He is no different than Bush,” she said. “McCain can’t even convince a five-year old to vote for him based on facts that things are better or based on a promises that he would be any different than Bush.”
According to Daniels, election polls are not measuring increases in young voters and first-time voters and those figures will prove too much for Republican nominee John McCain to overcome.
“Polls don’t count, People do,” she said. “I know people and I sense Obama has the support of the people and the turnout of voters in November supporting the Democrats will reflect it and make history.”