Think about it. Can you make a comparison between what is happening in Egypt and what’s happening in the Texas Democratic Party (TDP)?
What is going on in Egypt is a crisis in leadership. There is too much foreboding among Texas Democrats and the future of the TDP. Experience tells us that all leaders, yes even ineffective, tyrannical leaders have followers. but a successful leadership is not guaranteed. The civil unrest that currently plagues the people of Egypt has plagued Texas Democrats for the last fifteen years. The evidence is quite clear that the current and past leadership has failed Texas Democrats. There is no need to rehash, even thought conversations of such stimulate the meetings of every democratic group across this big state of Texas. How long will we continue riding a dead horse?
A leader among Progressive Democrats has stepped up to the plate to challenge the current leadership that is quite content in maintaining the current state of affairs. Fidel (Ace) Acevedo has indicated that he wants to lead the party into the future. I support Fidel. I am confident that he has what it takes to lead the TDP, to develop future leaders and to build a party representative of the people of Texas.
Fidel is not new to the Democratic Party. He has a long history of involvement. Fidel is not a one man show. He is going to need help and support from the Democratic base. We need the energy and enthusiasm of the Democratic base to join us in building a new leadership, a leadership with a solid foundation that we can build on for the TDP. The pundits have had their day. It is time for them to join the base and be part of building a brighter future for the people of Texas.
“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.” John Donne