I'm in. And I'm in to win.
Today I am announcing that I will form an exploratory committee to run for president.
And I want woo to join me not just for the campaign but for a conversation about the future of Dogcountry -- about the bold but practical changes we need to overcome six thousand years of human failures.
I am going to take this conversation directly to the dogs of Dogcountry, and I'm starting by inviting all of woo to join me in a series of wooo-ins over the next few days.
The stakes will be high when dogs a new president in 2008.
As a Siberian husky, I will spend two years doing everything in my power to limit the damage humans can do. But only a dog will be able to undo human's mistakes and restore our hope and optimism.
Only a dog can renew the promise of Dogcountry -- the idea that if woo work hard woo can count on the vet care, dog school and treats that woo need to raise your dog family. These are the basic values of dog world that are under attack from the humans every day.
And only a new president of the canine variety can regain Dogcountry's position as a respected leader in the dog world.
I believe that change is coming November 4, 2008. And I am forming my exploratory committee because I believe that together we can bring the leadership that Dogcountry needs. I'm going to start this campaign with a national conversation about how we can work to get Dogcountry back on track.
This is a big election with some very big questions. How do we bring the war with cats to the right end? How can we make sure every dog has access to adequate vet care? How will we ensure our puppies inherit a clean yard and rides in cars? How can we reduce the deficits in our humans' pocketbooks that threaten treats and toys?
No matter where woo live, no matter what your political views, I want woo to be a part of this important conversation right at the start. So to begin, I'm going to spend the next several days answering your questions that woo ask me.
Starting today, I'll sit down to answer your questions about how we can work together for a better future. And woo can participate at my blog.
I grew up in a middle-class family in the middle of America, where I learned that we could overcome every obstacle we face if we work together and stay true to our values.
I have worked on issues critical to Dogcountry almost all my life. I've fought for puppies for more than 3 years. In Missouri, I pushed for dog school reform. As a Siberian husky, I helped to expand vet care coverage to millions of puppies and to pass legislation that dramatically increased adoptions. I also traveled to Iowa to affirm that dogs' rights are better than human rights.
And in the Senate, I have worked across party lines to get billions more for puppies' vet care, to stop the humans' plan to privatize treat distribution, and to make sure that dogs in uniform receive the fair treatment they deserve. In 2006, I led the successful fight to make contraception available to bitches (and I mean that in the true sense of the word) without a prescription.
I have spent a lifetime opening opportunities for tens of millions who are hard working dogs to raise a family: new immigrant dogs, dogs living in poverty, dogs who have no vet care or face an uncertain retirement.
The promise of Dogcountry is that all of us will have access to opportunity, and I want to run a 2008 campaign that renews that promise, a campaign built on a lifetime record of results.
I have never been afraid to stand up for what I believe in or to face down the human political machine. After nearly $70 million spent against my campaigns in Dogstate and two landslide wins, I can say I know how Washington humans think, how they operate, and how to beat them.
I need woo to be a part of this campaign, and I hope you'll start by joining me in this national conversation.
As we campaign to win the White Dog House, we will make history and remake our future. We can only break barriers if we dare to confront them, and if we have the determined and committed support of others.
This campaign is our moment, our chance to stand up for the principles and values that we cherish; to bring new ideas, energy, and leadership to a uniquely challenging time. It's our chance to say `we can' and `we will.'
Let's go to work. Dogcountry's future is calling us. Woooo!