What would I do? Get out and vote for the candidate who best lines up with my positions and who has the best chance of winning. Sometimes that's the best you can do in politics. We don't always get the candidate who is 100% perfect, so we have to play the best hand we can with the cards we're dealt.
Whether or not McGavick is the best choice or not, I do think that handing CantDoWell another six years in the Senate is not a good way to gain yardage for the conservative cause. McGavick may not, either, but, on balance, I think there is a better chance with McGavick than there is with StupidWell.
True, I don't live in SayWA. But I have an interest in honest elections, and after the out and out theft of the Governorship from Dino Rossi in '04, I have been following the state politics there. Denigrate my opinions as those of an outsider if you must or if it makes you feel better, but, to be honest, conservatives are better served making common cause with those they are more naturally aligned with than seeking to divide an already divided (and therefore weakened) movement.
posted on 09/10/2006 3:45:35 PM PDT
I wasn't trying to denigrate anything. I was pointing out common facts that are absent from the equation, lose the chip on the shoulder.
I'm clear as to the nature of politics. If he wants the support of the base he'd better start acting like it or, and as much as I find it distasteful, he'll be unemployed come mid-November.
Quite frankly, if he can't run a better campaign, what kind of senator will he make anyway. I keep thinking about what my mom used to say about the differences between quality and quantity.
McGavick hired several key Rossi campaign staff early on, they departed quickly, quietly about as fast, now we see why. McGavick has the majority of WSRP activists trying hard to help the doofus, yet all he or his underlings do is blow them off.
I hate it also. I was at the Seattle Press Club luncheon in 2004 when McGavick gave his very first political style speech. I was an early supporter.
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