With this post, I am announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.
Aletha of Freesoil Party and I and a few others have been discussing this for some time now. We have thought together about how to make the announcement, wondered what might be best and when we might move forward, thought and discussed how women and men might respond.
I decided I would simply make the announcement today, on the Fourth of July, 2007, Independence Day.
When in the course of living our lives, as women, we recognize that once again, as has been true for, by now, centuries in the United States, we can find no presidential candidate on the horizon upon whom we can depend and look to to (1) pay attention to what we say about our lives, our aspirations, our hopes, our needs, our struggles and concerns; (2) faithfully represent and advocate for our interests; (3) make our concerns a priority; (4) work diligently and tirelessly on our behalf; and (5) whom we feel we can trust, then it’s time for us to step up to the plate and take action. So, that’s what I’m doing today.
Send me in, Coach.