The Democratic Party in South Dakota has got to fully embrace populism. Make this the focus of our growth and get out to the people to help them grow. I was happy as a student in Minnesota to be able to be a member of the DFL. The slogan for this year's Democratic convention is "WE are South Dakota." they explain in their e-mail blast leading up to the convention:
While Republicans defend tax breaks for out of state corporations and education cuts for our kids, Democrats are united in the fight to reward all hard working South Dakotans with an honest wage, ensure South Dakotans have access to affordable healthcare, and to give our kids education they need for a fair shot at the middle class.I believe that Rick's style of Populism campaign is the Democrats best chance to win in November. People must be placed before the interest of big business. That is the biggest difference you will see between the two parties. The GOP stands for defending business and the economic interests of the business and elite. The Democrats must be clear that they stand for the people first. If you are wavering on who support this year, ask yourself who talks about protecting big business first and who talks about supporting the middle and lower class.