Draft Bill Moyers for President

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Draft Bill Moyers for President

The previous movement to draft Bill Moyers for President stopped its work after two months of work. Apparently, they were asked to stop, and so they complied. This is my pledge that we will not do the same.

The whole idea of a movement to draft a candidate, you see, is that you draft the candidate. You don't just ask, and then accept no for an answer.

There is, typically, a long dance between a movement to draft a candidate for President, and that candidate. It involves the candidate demurring, insisting that no campaign is in the works, that there is no intention of running. These claims are made over and over again, and then the draft movement keeps on asking.

Finally, when the draft movement proves it will keep going and won't quit when things get hard, when the draft movement shows that it is willing to gather the resources to create a plausible campaign, the candidate assents and joins the campaign.

You don't say no the first time you're asked.

We're here to start the dance again. Draft Bill Moyers for President in 2008.

9 Comments:

  • Thanks for picking up where billmoyersforpresident.org left off!
    Ralph Nader has joined our ranks and is asking folks who want to see a Moyers candidacy to write him. Check out his article here: http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1028-24.htm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:11 PM  

  • Well, Ralph Nader joining our ranks isn't exactly a sterling reason to wish for hope. He's kind of like a vulture, a signal of a lost cause.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:56 PM  

  • Moyers/Bradley 08

    Vote for the Bills!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:47 AM  

  • Ralph Nader is many things, but he is not a vulture or a signal of a lost cause. He is a staunch populist with an eye for good policy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:08 PM  

  • Good luck. When his lawyers call you and TELL you to stop, I recommend stopping. The alternative is court, you see. Bill Moyers's name belongs to him and if you misuse it, he has you and your house, car, insurance, and anything else the lawyers can drain out of you.

    Ralph Nader is the reason we have Bush in office. Screw him and the horse he rode up on!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:42 PM  

  • I am a Ralph Nader supporter who just sent some support to Bill Moyers. I find the "vulture" comment above as disgusting as it is untrue. I doubt it was posted by a person actually in favor of a Moyers presidential bid...for that supposed supporter seems to lack all of the principles and values of Ralph Nader...and Bill Moyers

    By Blogger Lance, at 5:40 AM  

  • Ralph Nader is a decent, intelligent, courageous man of vision and energy who is willing to speak truth to power. If we're lucky, maybe Bill Moyers is cut from the same cloth.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:16 AM  

  • Ralph Nader is a good and decent man. He will convince a lot of people in the Green Party to give this proposal some consideration.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:02 AM  

  • Hear, Hear. Was it Douglass Adams who said "No bugger who actually WANTS to be president should be allowed to."

    I'm even reminded of the Simpson's episode where Homer has the opportunity to be a Union Boss. He asks if there's any money in it, they say no, and he doesn't want to. Then they point out there's plenty of money in it if you're crooked, and Homer hits the campaign trail with enthusiasm.

    People who aren't looking to make bank off of being corrupt are loathe to take on such huge responsibility.

    4 years of Moyer wouldn't be enough to fix what's wrong, but it's a start.

    (Funny that Ralph Nader, who has saved thousands, is a vulture, when the Repugnicans just keep stacking the corpses, and the Democrats try to "outhawk" them. Might want to take another look at who "feeds" off the dead there buddy.)

    Oh, and for the record, I'm a staunch conservative who disagrees with Moyers on a good number of things. But I'd much rather disagree with a smart man than agree with an idiot. It's time to get beyond "Who you'd like to have a beer with" and move on to "Who you'd take advice from". I think my stockbroker is a prick, but I wouldn't let my bowling buddies manage my money.

    Moyers/Paul '08

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:03 PM  

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