By Elizabeth Leventhal of Portland, Oregon, former field coordinator for the Gore 2000 campaign, now active with the Oregon Bus Project.
That candidate is Donnie Fowler, a 37-year-old presidential campaign strategist and Silicon Valley tech whiz who understands both the mechanics of party politics and the pizzazz of grassroots networking. Mr. Fowler's campaign slogan itself illustrates the hybrid nature of his candidacy: 'Embracing the New Politics and Perfecting the Old'.
Donnie has gone to battle in four Presidential races, led a draft movement on behalf of Wes Clark, and fought for technological advancements in the halls of Sacramento and DC. Now he's taking on the task of reforming the Democratic Party - from the outside in. As young-at-heart-if-not-age progressives trying to change both our party and our state, Blue Oregonians should be first in line behind Fowler's innovative, forward-looking, insurgent candidacy.
For those ready to take on the challenge of finding creative approaches that target a better future vs. mourning an imperfect past, let us start here: