...ain't gonna happen. As you say, Tommy's no fool. And he's a guy who has no problem generating headlines in WI when he wants to... if he were looking to make a bid he'd be making himself very visible right now.
Besides, Feingold is never as vulnerable as he looks. Tommy knows that, too.
The problem is that there's very little evidence that "real PUMAs" are particularly numerous; polled defection rates appear to be similar to previous elections. And everytime someone traces some prominent PUMA movement they keep ending up back at the GOP.
So while there are a handful of "disaffected democrats" all evidence says that the driving force behind the "PUMA movement", such as it is, is being driven by the GOP.
This is important information to get out - we should not not not spend our time crying over a few angry voters - that's precisely what McCain wants us to do.
My best friend's mother rails about this crap all the time... "They're in America now, they should speak American!" She's basically a nice, empathetic person, just very white, very rural, very Iowan.
I don't think it's really a winner of an issue, though, for the Republicans - it's a base energizer, not something that's going to draw in the independents. And I don't think that's going to be enough.
He's saying that if you're not taking it back then your logic is obviously inconsistent from post to post; 1st claiming that all Obama supporters are mindless sheep who won't tolerate disagreement with his views, then saying that our disagreement with his views is somehow a problem.
The mistake Aris makes is that you obviously don't care if you're logically consistent.
Totally agree. I remain polite, I think, as it is, I think, my nature... but I'm not going to be quiet about the fact that I think this site will quickly disintegrate into complete irrelevance without some significant moderation. Soon. Perhaps it's too late now; I know some think so, but I hold out hope. Besides, I appreciate the front-page commentary and I'd hate to lose it.