Darragh Murphy said “We are the ones no one was expecting.” Damn straight! PUMA is something rare and unusual, a genuine grassroots movement. I am proud to be a part of it, and proud of my sisters and brothers in the coalition.
But regardless of who wins next week, PUMA has a lot of work to do in the months and years ahead of us. Although we surprised a lot of people (including ourselves) when we came into existence halfway through the campaign, we no longer have the element of surprise on our side. So where do we go from here?
Don’t look at me for the answer, I don’t know. I do have some ideas, but so do many of you, and this coalition belongs to all of us. Here is my suggestion, just a modest proposal and not anything more: Think about it.
Think about what you would like PUMA to be, what you think we should do and stand for. And one more thing, think about what you are willing and able to do for PUMA.
We need to think about, talk about it, and then we need to do something about it. If we are going to make a difference, we need to start now. And as Pat Johnson said earlier, “Let’s stop looking at 2012.”