The Party has backed Barack Obama for many years and recognizes that he has the potential to deliver the “change” they have campaigned for since their foundation in 1919.
While leery of making open statements of support for the President, in the current political climate, the Party still likes to send little signals to its supporters from time to time – to keep the troops on target.
The latest comes from Michigan Party supporter, Kae Halonen, a “red diaper baby”, with roots in the “Red Finnish” communities of Minnesota and the Pacific Northwest.
Halonen was recently in Seattle to visit a relative. While there she attended a July 18 Peoples World benefit picnic in Gennessee Park.
Kae Halonen addressed the assembled comrades, quoting the “progressive evangelist, Rev. Don Wallis”, that basic change requires two things: a mighty movement that “knocks on the door” and someone inside willing to “open the door.” Some on the left, she said, “don’t understand that we need someone who will open the door...George W. Bush would never open the door no matter how hard we knocked. President Obama will open the door.”
The Communist Party aims to lead a “mighty movement” against the U.S. government, but like the Greek army outside the gates of Troy, the know they cannot succeed without inside help.