by BingoL, Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 03:56:10 PM EST
We can leverage the power of running primary candidates against 'centrist' Democrats into something mighty--and mighty frightening. As Stoller says, we don't have much institutional research ... but we have more than we think.
Politicians worry about primaries; they probably worry more than necessary, even. Yes, we lost with Lieberman--though we forced him to do his backstabbing from the front--but we cost him a lot of money and a lot of sleepless nights. And some humilitation, too.
What if a very visible members of the netroots--Stoller or Bowers, in short--ran a weekly 'Primary Challenge' diary here and on dKos, etc.? They'd write a little blurb about the Democrats who they think most deserved a primary that week, and then community members would list their own suggestions in comments: one per comment title, perhaps.