Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Follow-Up

As you'll see from my note in response to yesterday's "Comments," I was gratified to receive so much support for what I had to say in the "Dear Mr. President" letter I posted yesterday. It was, as I pointed out, a hard letter to write, because I like the President so much, and because I want so much for him to be able to beat back the vile attacks on his policies and his person. Some suggested, online and off, that the letter should be more widely disseminated. I did send it to the White House, but clearly it has little hope of reaching the President's eyes. It will be posted shortly, I hope on my site at the Huffington Post. It will be Tweeted and Facebook'ed to my own somewhat limited social network outreach. It would be wonderful if readers--those who agree with the contents of my letter and feel that it might help matters it if were more widely read--would send out either copies or links to their own lists of contacts, or post their own versions of it on their blogs. If we succeed in making enough noise, in the right kind of way, we might yet get some much-needed clarity from the man in the Oval Office. Thanks!

4 comments:

robin andrea said...

Peter, Frank Rich does a very good job in today's NYTimes op ed. I'm sure you've already seen it, but in case you hadn't, it's worth a look.

PeterAtLarge said...

Thanks, Robin. Yes, I did see it. As usual, he is all too right on target.

PeterAtLarge said...

Thanks, Robin. Yes, I did see it. As usual, he is all too right on target.

CHI SPHERE said...

It is possible to multiply the eyes on the letter by sending it to many that we know and it may actually ring a bell in some distant place. I'll do that tomorrow when I wake and hope many join me.

This is our power. We can use our social networks to shine light on the truth and ring the door bell in DC.


“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Dr Martin Luther King