A Democratic Presidential Challenger
Who Can Win in 2012

A picture of an angel with blond hair clad in red and green, facing left.

This image appeared on my dream screen early on Monday, December 20 (2010). I had fallen asleep listening to a replay of Ring of Fire on Green960, San Francisco’s progressive radio station.

The then co-host David Bender was interviewing Alan Grayson, voted Progressive of the Year. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Mike Papantonio are the original and ongoing hosts.

The program reminded me of the reoccurring conversation with friends, the most recent that evening, about “primarying” Barack Obama. The depth of the crisis confronting our country as President Obama aidedand abetted a Republican/corporate agenda darkened the cloud hovering over the season of light.

Obama, expanding the blood bath in the Middle East, entrenching insurance, financial, military, and other transnational business interests at the expense of our country and our humanity, depressed the joy of celebrating with family and friends.

To stop the political ruminations, I asked my dreams for guidance. Since dreams — mine and others– had accurately predicted the 2000 Presidential election and recount, explained 9/11, and graphically described the rising tide of fascism in the U.S., I turn to this Source of knowledge to substantiate political reporting and commentary.


I asked:

Should there be a 2012 primary challenge to Barack Obama and, if so, who?

That’s when the dream messenger aka angel appeared, answering both queries
with a single image.


A Christmas ornament with blond hair eliminates the Jewish stars most often discussed — Grayson, Sanders, Feingold, Schakowsky.

Blond hair with a wave over one eye: I think Marilyn Monroe, Madonna/a young Bette Miller. Yes, a young Marilyn Monroe.

Now the mysterious is obvious.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.!!!

Once the brilliance of the dream guidance registered, I realized I was breathing again, perhaps, for the first time in a decade! Notice how the possibility changes your entire being.

A stellar political pedigree — son of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, nephew of
President John Kennedy and Sen. Edward M Kennedy. RFK Jr., 57, is a natural fighter in word and deed for civil rights, the environment, labor, consumers, peace. Political activism and leadership are
embedded in his DNA.

Kennedy is an outspoken voice for political truths few in public
service venture to tell. In Ring of Fire radio programs, essays and books, and legal cases, Kennedy reprises fascism and the Bush family; G.W. Bush and the stolen 2004 presidential election; and U.S. imperialist policy with an honest and lucid explanation of American exploits in Chile.


A Hillary Clinton supporter in the 2008 primary, Kennedy offers real and authentic
hope for the future. Initial wanderings about a RFK Jr.
administration conjure more than a fantasy team:

Vice President: Barbara Lee (D-Ca) – Former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is the only member of Congress to vote against authorizing the use of force in the aftermath of the 9/11
attacks, voted against the falsely named USA Patriot Act, the 2002 Iraq
War Resolution, and counting Ohio returns in the (stolen) 2004
presidential election.

Attorney General: Mike Papantonio – Plaintiff attorney for victims of
corporate crimes winning for those harmed by asbestos,
pharmaceuticals, securities fraud, and tobacco.

Health and Human Services Secretary – Former (D) Florida representative Alan Grayson.
Department of Peace SecretaryRep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)
Defense Secretary – Former (D) Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold.
Labor SecretaryRobert Reich, Clinton administration Labor secretary.

EPA -Van Jones, environmental activist; former Obama White House advisor, resigned under pressure without cause.

Treasury Secretary- Elizabeth Warren, Special Advisor to Secretary of Treasury, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Agriculture SecretaryShirley Sherrod, former Georgia State Director of Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, forced to resign without cause by Obama administration.

Kennedy can draw on a cadre of smart, talented women in his own family
– sisters Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former lieutenant governor of Maryland, and Kerry Kennedy, founder and president of the RFK Memorial Center for Justice and Human Rights, and cousin, lawyer
Caroline Kennedy — as advisors and administrators.


More than a single issue challenger or a relatively unknown,
RFK Jr. is a superior choice. But still, can he win? The
question filtered through the nighttime fog. Another dream,
signaling an answer, appeared on my dream screen:

A picture of a guy on a bicycle on the north east corner of Shattuck Avenue
and Center Street, the busy plaza at the downtown Berkeley
BART stop. The biker flips backwards.

Interpretation: Barack Obama playing to the center is thrown backwards. His strategy to win a second term by winning the center is a losing proposition — losing the Northeast for himself
and/or the Congressional Democrats. As Obama sabotages safety net and Democratic sacred cows like Social Security, Medicare, jobs, and privacy, an Obama 2012 reelection bid could be a throwback to Pennsylvania 2010. In the Joe Sestak (D) versus Pat Toomey (R) contest, Labor and other Democratic stalwarts disillusioned with and disenfranchised by Obama stayed home, throwing the Senate seat to the corporate-backed Republican.

The dream’s message wakes me up: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. could win!!

As the 112th Congress reconvened, a progressive radio host said
(without conviction) he still had “high hopes” Obama will become the
(FDR) president of his imagination. A Democratic advisor proffered the
change of White House staff means Obama can become his own man now.

However, the operative axiom is a favorite of Obama’s biggest fan and
supporter. As Oprah is fond of saying,”When someone shows you who they are, believe
them.” Obama has demonstrated in his political career he is about turning government over to corporations.

Unfortunately, the cost of our denial is too great.

The strategic questions answered, the overriding quandary for us is unavoidable. In the wake of “Tucson,” Kennedy, all too familiar with political assassinations, addressed the elephant in the room in a blunt commentary on the tragic consequences of right wing hate speech.

The lingering question:

In our desperate need to retreat from the brink of bankruptcy and fascism, in our longing to regain America’s morality and political democracy, dare we ask Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to do this for our country?

Joyce Lynn
Plum Dreams Journal/
Political Diary.

2 Responses to “FROM JOYCE:
A Democratic Presidential Challenger
Who Can Win in 2012”

  1. Your Name Says:

    Great insight Joyce

  2. Joyce Says:

    Poll Finds More than Half Doubt Second Term for Obama