Sunday, November 12, 2006
Run Russ Run
My mom emailed me this letter from Russ Feingold this morning.
Dear Friends and Supporters,

On Sunday, November 12th in Racine, I will hold my 1000th Listening Session with the people of Wisconsin. Before reaching that milestone, I want you to know that I've decided to continue my role as Wisconsin's Junior Senator in the U.S. Senate and not to seek the Democratic nomination for President in 2008.

It's sad, as Russ is one of the politicians in this world that I genuinely admire. But I think he realizes that a campaign would be quixotic and there are some very strong candidates in the field.

Well, at least I won't have split allegiances anymore.
I dunno man. Doesn't Obama give you kind of a dirty feeling? He's just so...pretty-boy.
In a way I'm glad Feingold's not going to run; it would suck to lose him as a legislator. I imagine Feingold as a fantastic president, but there's a whole lot of election hurbis between here and there to muddle up the fact that he actually gets shit done.

I like Obama but I'm a bit leery of the fact that I keep hearing "Obama 2008" from the mocking mouths of Republican acquaintances.
err hubris
Too bad. I was looking forward to a Russ candidacy.
Yeah, there's the pretty/golden boy thing with Obama, but unlike some perennial pretty-bod candidates, Obama can talk. And, despite the politics, he seems pretty palatable to most Americans.
That's a shame, I was really hoping he'd run. Oh well, hopefully we'll have some good strong choices!
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