I didn't think Waxman-Markey was worth the compromises made, and KGL is much worse.
Any environmental group that gives its blessing to this bill will never get another dime from me (and I belong to a lot of them). Banning states from adopting tougher standards than the federal standards is totally unacceptable. That would have prevented almost all the progress we've made in the past few decades.
I agree with you, Jonathan--this shifts the odds a bit in the race. I would say Reid still has at least a 75 percent chance of losing, but if Lowden keeps saying stuff like this, he could pull off a miracle.
that the GOP will leave some House seats on the table because of the NRCC's cash on hand disadvantage, and the fact that the RNC won't have its usual enormous war chest. But I agree with Jerome that the Republican 527s will make up a lot of that difference. The GOP still has a reasonable chance of winning back the House, but at least the DCCC will have the resources to defend our most vulnerable.
When I lived in the UK (during the 1992 and 2002 elections), I was always amazed that there wasn't more tactical voting, and by the number of Labour supporters who were hostile toward the LibDems. I haven't lived there for a long time and am out of touch with the current attitudes, but I would be really surprised by a huge shift from Labour to LibDem. Who knows, though?
What are the requirements for qualifying for the ballot?
I see where you are coming from, but I can't view it as a bad thing for a Democrat with higher name recognition to jump in this race. At the very least there will be two Democrats holding campaign events and making the case against Isakson for the next three months.