Money, money, money! If you want the Alabama Democratic Party to be more vocal, help them hire a communications director. The following letter is from Chairman Mark Kennedy, explaining the situation.
Friends and Fellow Democrats,
Yesterday, I received the latest edition of the Alabama Republican Party's rag sheet newsletter. It appears their Chairman, Bill Armistead, is at it again – all talk and still praising great Americans like Dick Cheney...the Darth Vader of American politics.
Armistead says that I am evil because I support the President of the United States AND actually refer to him as a “good President worthy of our praise.” Like most Americans, I root for our country to succeed, and I think that the fact that Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive is a praiseworthy fact.
Bill, it’s easy to throw stones from the other side of the fence, but if you really care about Democracy and the free exchange of ideas, why do still refuse to join me in a public forum to discuss the issues that are important to Alabama? I’ve been asking you for more than a year, but instead, you just choose to hide behind snarky talking points given to you by the National Party Big Boys. Come on Bill, I don't bite!
Democrats, some of you may see Bill’s rants and ask, “Why doesn’t our Party communicate with the same level of frequency?” The answer is that it takes money and capacity. Bill has a Communications Director. I don’t. This a shame because Bill Armistead, even on his best days, doesn't have a clue about working class families or what it's like for your kids to not have access to healthcare.
Help me hire a Communications Director. If 87 of you sign up to contribute $25 per month, I’ve got a great prospect waiting to move into their new office. I’m tired of having the facts and the issues on our side and not having the tools to fight back. Ole Bill won't know what's happening to him and since he won't talk to me, I ain't telling.
The folks at the ADP today have a great message -- fair taxes, fair wages, justice and fair treatment for everyone -- that not only resonates with people like us, it will resonate with lots of Alabamians whether they pay attention to politics or not. Please get behind Judge Kennedy and his team and help them get the Democratic message out.
Right now, we're sending or guys to a gunfight armed with knives. You have no right to complain about the outcome unless you're willing to pony up a little something to upgrade the arsenal.