we interrupt the regularly scheduled program

… to make a public service announcement. This isn’t something I do lightly, please note, but here is a link to materials I have written that might be of use to those persons who are supporting Howard Dean’s bid for the Democratic nomination, or who are thinking of supporting him. Or for anybody else who is interested. An excerpt:

We can focus on the issues, or we can let ourselves be caught up in hype and trivialities. We can let the media tell us who is going to win, or we can choose the next president. We can talk to our neighbors about the things that matter most to us – jobs, health care, education, the environment, Iraq – or we can talk to them about polls. We can take the country back, or we can reap the consequences of another four years of Bush’s destructive policies at home and abroad. The choice is up to us. It’s up to you.