Quitting the DFL, staying out of (partisan) politics for awhile
I am happy for Ellison's victory, and for the success of those that worked so hard on his campaign, but I strongly feel that the means by which Hatch initially secured the DFL endorsement are unsupportable, and I feel very much divorced from a party that would ratify that by more democratic means in a primary - defending a candidate that refused to debate, refused to address issues that drove both Keith Ellison and Becky Lourey's campaign, refused to lead on progressive values and challenge Minnesota's voters to engage in the process (voting and caucusing) and to confront head-on the wrong-headed ideas of the GOP opposition.
There are obviously more effective ways to work for peace and inform public policy that are more successful than politics and electioneering, especially seeing some evidence that slick TV ads trump the "Wellstone Way" model of campaigning.
Sorry to disappoint those of you who hoped I might do more for our area, but I really couldn't do it all alone. I am going to try to stay out of politics for a while...