For the last year I have held within my heart the idea of running for President of the United States. At a time when fear has been harnessed for political purposes, our task is to turn wisdom and love into a political force. The lower inclinations of human nature cannot be defeated by politics alone, but they can be overridden.
Our political circumstances are not simply a product of external policies, but even more so of internal dynamics like fear, desperation, hope and yearning. In order for us to transform the crises we are facing now, we need a candidate whose understanding of our internal landscape is as expert as their understanding of traditional politics.
On November 15, 2018, I put out the word that I was exploring a run for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020. I asked you to let me know your thoughts, and with your dollars and your energy you did. I hope you will now join me on January 28th, either live or in livestream, so I can tell you mine.
Together we can embark on an extraordinary adventure. We can show up for our country in a way we have never shown up before. And with God’s help, we can create miracles.
With thanks and love,