Compete over who can best show that the Republican Party has consistently put its quest for power ahead of the good of the nation, and has served the rich at the expense of average Americans.
Compete over which of you can best help the American people see where the responsibility for our dysfunctional politics lies.
Compete in a way that enhances the chances for Democratic victories -- from the White House down to the state legislatures -- by exposing the destructive spirit that has taken hold of the Republican Party.
This presidential contest is not just about the two of you. It's about the destiny of the nation, about whether our political system can be made able to work for the nation's good again.
You have declared you want to be our leader. Lead now. Start now to unify and mobilize our forces, and lead us into battle against a once-respectable political party that's gone off the rails.
Andrew Bard Schmookler is the author of What We're Up Against: The Destructive Force at Work in Our World--and How We Can Defeat It.
(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).