by Chris Bowers, Sat Nov 11, 2006 at 08:19:58 PM EST
In 2008, I hope that there is at least one candidate who can not only articulate a progressive vision for America, but who can also lead America toward progressive positions in the way Senator Russ Feingold has done for over a decade now. Grassroots politics. Campaign finance reform. Never sacrificing our civil liberties. Knowing when it is time to stop asking American soldiers to die for administration mistakes. Time and time again, Senator Feingold has led on issues that once seemed marginal, and brought them to majority status nationwide. Only a few living Democrats can say that on one issue, much less several. The more Senators we have like Senator Feingold, the better off we will all be as both progressives and as Americans. Even if he will not become President, he will always be a progressive leader.
On a personal level, I made my decision to support Senator Feingold for President on November 3rd, 2004, as I watched Kerry give his concession speech. Needless to say, given how long I was a Feingold supporter, my list of backup preferences is, um, not very well defined. Since I don't want to work on anyone's campaign simply for the sake of working on a presidential campaign, I won't be working on any presidential campaigns this cycle. So, it looks like you are stuck with me for another two years. I will be working for the movement, both here and with BlogPac,a nd I will continue to love life in Philadelphia.
Senator Feingold's statement can be found in the extended entry.