Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Pete Ashdown for U.S. Senate (Utah)

Here is an interesting candidate for bloggers... especially those who are not in love with the deal making cowards in the DSCC, who don't even mention Pete Ashdown on their page about the senate race in Utah. After looking over his mentions in the press, and his reasonable stances on the issues of the day, I am convinced this candidate needs more exposure, more donations, etc.

Again, I am surprised and shocked that the DSCC makes no mention of a Democratic challenger at all to Orrin Hatch on their site about the Utah senate race. It is a form of proof that the DSCC is all about preserving incumbency, and collaborates with conservatives in the other party, to protect incumbency first, and the interests of the ruling class that supports conservatives in both parties, before it seeks victories for the Democratic party itself. The long term strategy of the DNC under Howard Dean's leadership is a good thing, considering the selective and short-term interests of the DINOs who run the DSCC at this time.

For bloggers, the way that Pete Ashdown uses collaborative internet technology to create policy is a powerful argument for the Discourse Revolution itself.

If you haven't voted yet in the poll mentioned in my last post (Barbara Boxer's PAC for a Change taking input) then I ask you to consider voting for Ashdown, or for Jean Hay Bright.

Comments made here by Kris Schultz (on this post from June 30th) by cause me to remember now that Dan Akaka is also running on the war as the central issue of this campaign cycle, and he is especially deserving of support, considering his vote against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force in Iraq

Since we apparently do not have a peace candidate from the Democratic party in the race here in Minnesota, it is the next best thing to do for us to figure out how to contribute to the campaigns of these remaining peace candidates, or strongly, substansially better than the alternative candidates in other states, and not necessarily fall in line behind a middle of the road candidate here who is fairly likely to lose...

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Blogger Kris Schultz said...

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Blogger Kris Schultz said...

Thanks for remembering my post- and Senator Akaka has posted his new TV ad for his primary. The text is typed out on my blog.

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Blogger rdb said...

Hey, what a small world we live in. My sister, Kitty, lives in Bemidji -- Pete, our kids and I were out there last summer.

I just happened upon your blog tonight. Thank you for your words of support for my husband. Keep up your good work!
Robin

11:52 PM  

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