Tag Archives: Vermont

A Solid Choice

In my heart I’d have loved to have seen Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders as Hillary Clinton’s choice for a running mate. Despite press hype and the hopes of millions of progressives neither ever had much of a chance of happening. Among a plethora of other things I will not discuss today neither is the number two type. My personal third choice was Sherrod Brown. That was the best chance of getting a more progressive running mate for Hillary but it was killed by the facts that Republican John Kasich is the popular Governor of Ohio and it would put Brown’s Senate seat at risk. Continue reading A Solid Choice

Badly Blown Opportunity

In 1970 the musical group then known as the Chicago Transit Authority (now Chicago) had a hit, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is. With a little poetic license, that song reminded me of what I think has gone on in the Trump campaign over the last few days. This article is being written on Tuesday morning, predicting the occurrences of the entire day, for early Wednesday morning publication, but I’m willing to bet on the outcome already. Continue reading Badly Blown Opportunity

The Endorsement Of Russ Feingold

This is probably the easiest article I will write in 2015. Thursday my wife and I were driving along when my BlackBerry buzzed with an e-mail from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren announcing that Russ Feingold was running for the Senate in Wisconsin and that she was supporting him. As the biggest smile of the day had yet to fade from my face my only decision was what day to publish my endorsement. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Russ Feingold

The Endorsement Of Deborah Ross

Although there was an inside baseball tipping point, there are a variety of reasons I resigned my position as Franklin County (NC) Democratic Party Chair in 2014. Among them is that I am now a totally free agent and able to endorse contested Democrats. Deborah Ross will have one or more opponents in the March 15th North Carolina Democratic primary for the United States Senate and she will win. My hope is that she goes on to defeat incumbent Republican Senator Richard Burr in the November general election! Continue reading The Endorsement Of Deborah Ross