Murphy has, by any account, the support of the grassroots of the party. Sites like ours (Young Philly Politics, Above Average Jane, etc) widely support him. And he is already endorsed by Philly for Change (our DFA).
Warren, on the other hand, is generally just embarrassing himself in the blog world. He is a guy who switched parties based on spite, and none of his supporters can ever articulate any positive reasons to support him.
Personally, I find a candidate who's experienced something a conversion on trade to be the most attractive and credible. That mirrors the experience of many people and shows that the candidate learns from experience.
I am not sure I agree. The people I think it mirrors are maybe some of the chattering classes. But, do you think the average American is or was ever really gung-ho free trade? I don't.
I agree Edwards has potential. But, being right in the first place, and voting right in the first place seems like a pretty good story to me.
So, they lied. Ok, they are assholes. But, this is not about a goddamned ego battle, this about the real effect on people's lives that happens with a Democratic vs a Republican majority in the Senate. You don't want Schumer as the head of the DSCC? Work to get him off of it. You don't like PA's leadership? Help us change it.
Name the party leaders who lied, and run against them and their preferred candidates. Stop cutting deals with them.
But don't run against them, and insure Santorum gets elected, out of spite. The consequences are too grave.
You are generally a great writer, and I think you have been a great addition to mydd. But, you are so bizarrely out-of-touch when it comes to the PA race. I don't get it.
If Kate Michelman wanted to stand up for woman's rights, she would run as a Democrat. Why didn't she do this? Where the hell has she been? She could have raised enough money to make a primary interesting.
But running as a third party candidate, willfully putting Rick Santorum back in the Senate? That is not standing up for women's rights, that is making sure those rights are ever more threatened.