#TrueTheVote Day One: Facts, Anger and Divergent Images of Two Crusaders
April 27, 2012 - 8:00 pm
John Fund and Rep. Artur Davis
Pat Caddell is not a young man. He got his start in politics at the age of 16 in the early years of the civil rights movement, and by age 21 had already witnessed a stolen election. In telling how that event alerted him to the threat that stolen elections pose to a country founded on the idea that citizens freely choose their own leaders, Caddell was by turns angry, defiant, and fearless. He spared neither political party, calling out both the “corrupt” and the “stupid” party (and he didn’t have to define either for anyone in the room to know exactly which was which). “A stolen election is a stain on America’s honor,” he said. Caddell blasted his own party for stealing elections, and called for Attorney General Eric Holder to be impeached. He ripped the rank hypocrisy of both parties. He hammered the political class for putting its own pockets and perks ahead of our country’s future. He blasted George Soros and the Think Progress crowd for using smears and innuendo to transform this country into something that it is not. Coming from anyone else Caddell’s fire might have had less power, but coming from a lifelong Democrat who worked for President Carter, it carried the night. He has been there, he has done that, and he knows what he is talking about.
The fearless Pat Caddell: “I don’t speak Democrat and I don’t speak Republican. I speak American.”
Contrary to the media’s portrayal of True The Vote, not all of the speakers were Republicans, and not all of them were white. Not all of them were male. Hollywood won’t include that in the film, either, if it ever gets made.