Support for a Draft Feingold for President Movement Spreads
On Tuesday, November 2, 2010 we saw Senator Russ Feingold stand above all others as he gave a speech that unified Democrats across the country. Even as the sea of red Republican take-over’s across the country lit up television screens, Senator Feingold’s message of fighting for American values, standing up against corporate and money from lobbyist stood out amongst all the others.
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In a moment of great anxiety, only Senator Feingold’s background and accomplishments which define leadership, integrity and values that reach across party lines, will move our country from a perilous course towards prosperity, peace and unity.
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Over the course of his visit, he laid out what sounded like the elements of an embryonic Feingold strategy – for himself or his party – for how to win back lapsed and teetering Democrats.
Put another way, he provided some clues about how a “Russ Feingold for President” campaign, were it ever to happen, might look.
If the theme of the trip was making inroads in red states dominated by culturally conservative voters, Feingold’s prescriptions involved both style and substance.
Along with jobs and health care, he repeatedly brought up the deficit and trade, suggesting both issues could be used to win back conservative and blue collar voters upset by the nation’s growing debt or the loss of jobs overseas….
Feingold was not willing to concede that Alabama is a lost cause, as so many national figures in the Democratic Party are willing to do. He came here to learn, to understand, to teach.
So as he prepares to leave the United States Senate, let me just say — Thank you, senator, for remembering us here in RedStateLand, for remembering that even in red states there are people who struggle every day to keep hope alive.
And may God bless you in your next endeavor.
In the conclusion of his concession speech Feingold stated, “It’s on to the next battle. It’s on to 2012!” Now, you can construe that phrase in two directions. 1) It’s on to defeat the GOP in 2012, or 2) I’m going to be a third party candidate in 2012 taking on the establishment. I’m pretty sure he meant 1). However, if it was between Obama and Feingold for President I’ve got two words for you: Go Badgers!
Is it worth considering Feingold in 2012? You betcha!
With not only the national election, but many state executive and legislative elections, going to the corporate-sponsored Republican Tea Party Romp-a-Stomp of 2010, there’s a desperate pallor of fear and depression in NetLefty circles these days. And there should be. After nearly $4 billion in campaign spending, the corporations are getting ready to ream out country, its coffers and its very people.
There are also some fascinating new possibilities coming to the forefront.
One that’s just starting to gain steam is Draft Feingold 2012, a possibility this blogger is quite excited about.
Is this a sputtering spark, or will the Russ Feingold for President in 2012 movement spread farther?