Like I already asked, please put words into your own mouth. I've never said Democrats can't win. In fact, I've said many times that they will win this year.
And I've also said many times in response to the bogus Theory of Electability (which many use to claim candidates who they don't like can't get elected) that any Democrat currently being talked about as a contender could become president -- except that they won't be able to get past Hillary's money and machine.
I keep asking you people to back up your claims with quotes of what I've said, but you don't (because you can't). You just keep misparaphrasing me for whatever your petty reasons are.
I'm not Feingold's spokesman. Please cite one post to support your assertion.
As for "his chances against McCain", that's just the old Theory of Electability canard that's given Democrats standard bearers like Mondale, Dukakis, and Kerry. If every Democrat supported candidates based solely on who they thought would be the best in office, they'd get the best candidate every time.
Whether you call yourself "progressive" or not, Republicans are going to call you "liberal" anyway. And for as long as that term is acknowledged by many Democrats to be an attack on them, Republicans will have the advantage.
"Conservative" was once a term Republicans ran from -- until they got smart and rehabilitated it. Now some misguided Democrats even try to use it to describe themselves (i.e. fiscal conservative).
For their own sakes, Democrats should put positive spin on the term "liberal" rather than running from it like cats from a broom. But failing that, they should at least not help Republicans use it as a scarlet letter to brand all Democrats by denigrating the term themselves.
I've said it before and I'll say it again....if GWB can be president for two terms, anybody can.
But winning the general election isn't the insurmountable barrier for everybody you listed (but one -- Hillary.) For them, it's overcoming her money, political and media machine, and her last name. I can't see any of them doing it.
That helped a lot. But for a week every time I turned on the TV or read a news story, Clinton's people were all over the place telling his and their side of the story. Usually Democrats don't even get more than a cursory say in such matters. And let's not forget Hillary's tryst with Ruppert Murdoch not long ago.