8 comments June 12th, 2006at 10:11pm Posted by Eli
Just a couple of brief, distilled thoughts that I may or may not have expressed here in wordier form:
1) The principal problem with congressional Democrats, and why I fear that they will not adequately take advantage of Bush’s soaring unpopularity, is not their failure to work the media or express a coherent agenda. It is their failure to materially oppose Republican nominees and initiatives. How will the Democrats use the Republicans’ voting records against them when half of their own party voted the same way?
Their opposition doesn’t have to be successful every time, but it does have to be undeniable.
2) The most important thing about a Lamont victory in Connecticut is not that it would replace a fake Dem with a real Dem, nice as that would be. It’s that it would represent a power shift from corporations and lobbyists, to citizens and netroots. I simply cannot understate how huge this would be.