African-Americans, Hispanics, women and young voters together provide a new Democratic coalition of voters that could allow Democrats to hold the seat of the White House not just for this election cycle but for years to come. But, now it’s time that for all Democrats to debate the issues and make sure that we are bringing our party and our new democratic coalition together. If we do that, president will be re-elected in 2012 for another four years
The Democratic Party has always stood for being the party of change and that ideal is symbolized by having an African-American president. By focusing on the future and continuing to put the country back on the right course, President Obama will continue to do what he has been doing every day, fighting for the American people, our nation’ s middle class and making sure that the 99 percent are not forgotten. Their voices will be heard and we will not return to the Bush era economic policies that the other side is proposing.
Reid is the managing director of BGR Group, a leading Washington, D.C.-based government affairs, public relations and investment group. He was a senior staff aide to former Vice President Al Gore, former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo.