« Not Sufficiently Adorned with Adequate Warnings | Main | I'm Sure We'll All be Safe in the Shiny New KBR-Approved Quarantine Facilities »


The difference between Ciro and Chuck? Just a few...

First, Ciro has already been elected. People know him well, he was just redistricted into a competetive race, and barely lost it. Unless I am mistaken, he was the head of the Congressional Hispanic caucus. Chuck is unknown, and losing by 65 points in the latest poll.

Second, and related, is that the potential impact of the blogosphere is much larger in helping Ciro. He is running for an office that requires much less money, and, given that he is close to winning generally, the netroots can help put him over the top. How can you realistically say that about Chuck? Put it like this: the netroots love for Hackett could not match extablished funders, how do you expect it to save Chuck, who has no similar sized following, no similar compelling personal story (Marine goes to Iraq, comes back and opposes war), and not nearly the same name recognition.

Third, and, one that I dont fully buy: If Ciro wins, we automatically get a Dem, because there is no Republican running. But, if Chuck wins, he is going to have to beat Santorum. While that may seen easy, Santorum is no idiot, and whoever the candidate is, is going to have a hard time. I am not sure whether I agree, but many people in the netroots think Santorum would clock Chuck, if it came down to it.

Hi Danielua,

To take your points in order:

1. I'm with you on the name rec but that's a relatively easy problem to solve. I don't buy that poll. jpol has a good diary at dKos about it today.

2. I don't pick my battles that way. Casey is bad for the country and bad for the party. Chuck is good for the country and good for the party. People who belive that have to find a way to get Chuck elected. If someone has money to spare, that's great. I will encourage them to give it to Chuck.

3. This is "electibility." My stand on that is firm: Casey can't win - mostly becuase the GOP will stay with their guy and because there are a lot of people like me who will either sit the race out or vote for Man-on-Dog. So if we're going after electibility, we have no choice but to try to beat Santorum with someone who isn't him. That means Chuck - or Alan Sandals - but my guy is Chuck.

koeammki yixjvtiqi

The comments to this entry are closed.

Bang for the Buck: Boosting the American Economy

Compassionate Conservatism in Action


  • "We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war."

  • Photobucket


  • "[O]ur time, our energy, should be spent in educating, agitating, organizing our fellow citizens in the workplace, in the neighborhood, in the schools. Our objective should be to build, painstakingly, patiently but energetically, a movement that, when it reaches a certain critical mass, would shake whoever is in the White House, in Congress, into changing national policy on matters of war and social justice."


  • "True religion will not let us fall asleep in the comfort of our freedom. Love thy neighbor is not a piece of advice, it's a command. ...

    God, my friends, is with the poor and God is with us, if we are with them. This is not a burden, this is an adventure."

The Reverend Al Sharpton

  • Ray wasn't singing about what he knew, 'cause Ray had been blind since he was a child. He hadn't seen many purple mountains. He hadn't seen many fruited plains. He was singing about what he believed to be.

    Mr. President, we love America, not because of all of us have seen the beauty all the time.

    But we believed if we kept on working, if we kept on marching, if we kept on voting, if we kept on believing, we would make America beautiful for everybody.


  • ''With adequate profit, capital is very bold. A certain 10 percent will ensure its employment anywhere; 20 percent will produce eagerness, 50 percent positive audacity; 100 percent will make it ready to trample on all human laws; 300 percent, and there is not a crime which it will not scruple, nor a risk it will not run, even to the chance of its owner being hanged.''

Join Us!

  • Member, Project Hamad

Happy 71st Anniversary Social Security!

  • Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


Become a Proud Member of the Guppy Army



Count Me, Damnit!

Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 01/2004

Oh, I've Won Awards

alternative hippopotamus

Paperwight's Fair Shot

Your Liberal Media