Sunday, March 26, 2006

FEINGOLD IN '08?........COULD HAPPEN

I've written about it before....and, yeh, I think Russ would be a good President. If you stop to think about what some of the other "hopefuls" have done, along with their spinlessness, there is not one who has consistently stood up for us.

From the Associated Press via the Boston Globe:

Feingold's censure resolution may pay off

Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., discusses his resolution to censure President Bush during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington in this March 16, 2006 file photo.

WASHINGTON --While only two Democrats in the Senate have embraced Sen. Russ Feingold's call for censuring President Bush, the idea is increasing his standing among many Democratic voters as he ponders a bid for the party's presidential nomination in 2008.

Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat, insists his proposal has nothing to do with his political ambitions. But he does challenge Democrats who argue it will help energize Republicans.

"Those Democrats said that within two minutes of my announcing my idea," Feingold said in a telephone interview last week. "I don't see any serious evidence of that."

A Newsweek poll taken March 16-17 found that 50 percent of those surveyed opposed censuring Bush while 42 percent supported it, but among Democrats, 60 percent favored the effort.

Feingold's resolution would censure the president for authorizing a warrantless surveillance program, which the senator contends is illegal. Co-sponsors are Democratic Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Barbara Boxer of California.

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Feingold said his sole purpose was to hold Bush accountable, but he argued that it's also good politics.

"These Democratic pundits are all scared of the Republican base getting energized, but they're willing to pay the price of not energizing the Democratic base," he said. "It's an overly defensive and meek approach to politics."

Some Democrats have accused Feingold of putting his 2008 presidential ambitions over helping Democrats try to recapture the House and Senate in this year's midterm elections. Should Feingold run, his opposition to the war in Iraq, the Patriot Act and the spying program would help position him as the liberal candidate.

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More at the link.

8 comments:

Fixer said...

The more I hear from him the more I like him.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Fixer,
I've been hearin' that more and more lately.
If he should run....he's got two votes here.

Fixer said...

I even signed up for his newsletter.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Atta boy, Fixer.

SheaNC said...

I like him, too. And, Molly Ivins says he's the only Dem left worth supporting, and I think Molly's one of the best barometers for common sense out there.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Shea,
He's a great guy. He's done alot for my wife, one thing being the trouble she had finding a dentist who would take someone going through chemo with no ins.

He got his staff going on it, and they found her one.

What he's done for my wife is not the reason I support him. I like his politics, and I like the way he thinks.

Left of Center said...

I support Feingold as well. I think he smart, honest, and hard working. I hope America can get beyond the fact he's single and Jewish.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Left of Center,
Thanks for your support. With the way the Dem leadership is acting Russ is gonna need all the support he can get.

....smart, honest, and hard working.

I'd venture to say that Russ is the most honest....and probably the hardest working....person in DC.