"I said it. I meant it. I stand behind it."
Democratic Party has forced Hackett out of the race
"For me, this is a second betrayal." Hackett told the
NYT. "First, my government misused and mismanaged the
military in Iraq, and now my own party is afraid to
support candidates like me."
...) Mr. Hackett was the first Iraq war veteran to seek
national office, and the decision to steer him away
from the Senate race has surprised those who see him as
a symbol for Democrats who oppose the war but want to
appear strong on national security.
...) "Hackett is seen by many as a straight talker, and he became an icon to the liberal bloggers because he says exactly what they have wished they would hear from a politician,"
...) Mr. Hackett was widely criticized last year for using indecent language to describe President Bush. Last month, state Republicans attacked Mr. Hackett for saying their party had been hijacked by religious extremists who he said "aren't a whole lot different than Osama bin Laden."
Meanwhile...Feingold, Alone, Filibusters Patriot Act
...and we wonder why the Democrats are left eating dust? They live in a bubble too. They can eat dirty soap. They won't, for the most part, be sitting at my table. In fact, I'm fast becoming one of those people so disgusted with the political process I may decide to join the majority of disengaged America and quit paying attention and quit voting altogether. Leaving Feingold alone on this is more than shameful, and shutting Hackett out is contemptible.
posted by Cyndy