Friday, August 08, 2008

You always said it couldn't happen here... Then one day we woke up and we were living in a Fascist state.

This won't be true simply for the fact I want very badly for it to be true.

"I have thought for over a year now that Senator Russ Feingold will be Obama's VP."

I can't think of anything else that would shore up the progressive base of the party in the same way as picking Feingold for the VP spot on the ticket would. I know that for me personally Obama could make a pilgrimage on his knees to the blessed shrine of Saint Ronnie of Simi Valley and I wouldn't bat an eye if he'd tapped Feingold.

Pros of Feingold pick
  • It would shore up a Democratic base shellshocked by the FISA flip.
  • Senate voted 99-1 for the Patriot Act. Feingold was the one sitting senator who gave a damn about liberties.
  • It would position a true progressive candidate for the 2016 election.
  • McCain-Feingold. "My old pal John went very wrong after that as he now skirts the campaign laws rather than writing them."

Cons of a Feingold pick

  • Rumor is there's some dirty laundry surrounding his last divorce.
  • He wouldn't be in the senate any more and he's pretty much all we got.
  • The Right would go apeshit. Actually this might be a "pro."

Oh please, oh please, oh please...

8 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Feingold has as good a shot at being VP as either Marc Singer Or Michael Ironside, goddammit.

Of course, if it happens, I'll eat my hat. Glad I don't own a hat.

Don Snabulus said...

Obama will likely pick a DLC-approved Veep.

I'd like to think differently, but FISA is not the only disappointment we've experienced.

Ah well, it isn't like I am going to vote for anybody else.

Unconventional Conventionist said...

I'm hoping for either Sibelius or AZ governor Janet Napolitano. Janet used to be a Fed Attorney and would be fantastic to help clean up DOJ.

I just love Russ but he needs to stay in the Senate and keep doing what he's doing. He's one of the handful that are worth more than a damn.

Bradda said...

So he had a nasty divorce. It can't be that bad compared to all the scandals the Rethugs have had in the last 2 years! Another one just got busted for banging a 14 year-old. He also pushed for tougher child abuse laws! Zing...

Dean Wormer said...

randal-

If he picks Russ I'll buy you a hat to eat.

don-

I think you're right but I hope you're wrong.

unconventional-

That's why I'm torn about this because the senate would suck without Russ.

bradda-

Agreed but you know how it works. Look at Edwards...

Don Snabulus said...

DW,
Me too!

FranIAm said...

Well it ain't gonna be John Edwards!

Sorry, that wasn't right and my comment in the post above was probably too harsh. I should have said "people boink."

I like Feingold.

I don't trust the Republican apparatus... they will find all kinds of shit on anyone. This is bad.

Dean Wormer said...

don-

Me three.

franiam-

It is getting a little scary. To be fair Republicans don't "find" shit on opponents as often as they make shit up about their opponents.

Same dif as far as media is concerned.