Tuesday, June 06, 2006

What’s not to love?

"Feingold received his most enthusiastic standing ovation when he called for legislation guaranteeing universal health coverage.
He received another standing ovation when he said he voted against the Iraqi war because he believed it “was a bad idea in the first place.”
“We should bring the troops home by the end of 2006 and stop repeating this mistake over and over and over again,” Feingold said.”

and

“The Constitution and the Bill of Rights did not end on 9/11. I wonder if President Bush understands that,” Feingold said.”
link

Please, please, please give me a chance to vote for him in 08.

29 Comments:

Blogger Walt said...

I can hear the religious maniacs on the Right screeching about a Feingold candidacy, up to and including the screed that "we're not going to see the country sold to Jews."

June 06, 2006 4:34 AM  
Blogger spadoman said...

Yes, and he's from Wisconsin!!

June 06, 2006 4:57 AM  
Blogger Human said...

GO WISCONSIN!
If he does announce I just may register as a Dem.
From what I do hear tell, there's some Gold to be found in dem thar Wisconcin hills.
Peace.

June 06, 2006 5:24 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Anybody who could get himself endorsed by Elvis Presley several years after the King's death is fine with me. Make that another vote for Feingold. There was more "straight talke" in the first five minutes of that speech than McCain managed in a whole campaign.

June 06, 2006 6:34 AM  
Blogger Lily said...

I Do hope he runs but I also sure as hell hope he WINS.

If he doesn't, well, need I say more.

June 06, 2006 6:49 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Last night on the way home from work I listen to a rebroadcast of Senator Kennedy's assasination in Chicago 68'. It was heart wrenching. But what's even worse is asking myself the question, "which elected public official these days holds the same values I do," and only being able to come up with a small handful of which Senator Feingold leads the pack.

June 06, 2006 7:02 AM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

Hi all,

Horsedooty has migrated to the Morning Martini because he needs a drink because of those Rethugs on the other site.

yo soy Horsedooty!

June 06, 2006 7:36 AM  
Blogger Time said...

Biden/Feingold 08'

June 06, 2006 9:24 AM  
Blogger beervolcano said...

Biden? Whatever...

I'd like to vote for Feingold too, but isn't it sad that we are praising politicians for what they DON'T do instead of what they do?

Sad state of affairs.

June 06, 2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Feingold is the only one who can carry this through and he has the intelligence to sort out the mess we're in. Definitely, he's got my vote.

June 06, 2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Finegold/Gore '08

June 06, 2006 10:22 AM  
Blogger kjohn1 said...

I just met the organizer here in Fl. for the DRAFT FEINGOLD campaign. There are similiar groups in every state. They're setting up grassroot groups in preparation for 2008.
Beervolcano; Feingold is just about the only dem who does do something. That's why he has my vote.

June 06, 2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Feingold is my top choice too. The media keeps pushing Hillary and Gore, but that would be another election down the drain.

June 06, 2006 11:53 AM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

yo gusto Feingold tambien, pero mi esposa no me gusta el todovia.

yo soy Horsedooty!

June 06, 2006 11:59 AM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

Horsedooty....I love it when you make me get my Spanish dictionary out....gracias!

June 06, 2006 12:04 PM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

Rebellious Renee,

con mucho gusto mi amor and fellow Zucchini Brother. It pleases me also.

was the word todovia? It is a great word

yo soy Horsedooty!

June 06, 2006 12:10 PM  
Anonymous abi said...

I couldn't support Biden or anyone who voted for the Iraq war.

Feingold stands out as someone who isn't afraid to speak his mind. But I think it's also cost him. I don't know that he has the support of party bigwigs, which he'll need for the nomination.

June 06, 2006 12:26 PM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

Thanks for the link and the news story, PoP.

Feingold is pushing the Democrats to get a spine, which is great. I still think it's too early to push for any Democratic candidate for president. We should wait until after the congressional races are decided and see what helped or hurt the candidates. That still leaves two whole years before the election. We don't need a permanent election cycle for four years.

CLers, it's nice that PoP gives us some refuge from the F troop over here. I sure hope they don't find us. :-)

June 06, 2006 12:53 PM  
Blogger glenda said...

Glenda's wand is moving over Feingold with approval.

June 06, 2006 1:52 PM  
Anonymous horsedooty said...

eprof2 that is exactly why I came over here today as you say the F troop is getting pretty deep.

yo soy Horsedooty!

June 06, 2006 1:56 PM  
Anonymous scotte said...

How about Feingold/Lewis '08? That would be John Lewis of Georgia - another of the few actual Democrats left in Congress.

June 06, 2006 2:54 PM  
Anonymous ds said...

eprof2 & horsehooty, make that three of us over here to get away from the "F"iring squad.

I watch Feingold's speeches every chance I get. I love that he states his positions clearly, even when they're not popular.

He doesn't straddle the fence or parse his words. It's great to hear and I, too, look forward to campaigning and voting for him.

June 06, 2006 3:26 PM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

I almost didn't go back to CL after my vacation last week. But I'll be damned if those "F" boys will do me in!....

Eprof...I agree with you. I don't want a perpetual presidential campaign either....I'm waiting until after the election this fall before I begin to think 08.

horsedooty...yup it was todovia

June 06, 2006 4:09 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

Love Russ, and he's right.

June 06, 2006 4:21 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

He obviously doesn't get it. The big issue is gay marriage that is about to ruin the country. God will punish us for their wickedness. Gay marriage caused Katrina. Franklin Graham, heir to the Billy Graham dynasty said so. Political activists are burning the flag. Again. Mexicans are sneaking across the border and working. Working makes Republicans look bad. Honest money comes from lobbyists. Health care, Iraq, war in general and especially paying attention to what the constitution says are all yesterday's issues. Worn out. Nobody cares.

We now have a supreme court that is primed to do what Pat Robertson tells them to do. "The constitution is just a guide line. The court can find anything it likes" said judge Bork. He didn't make it to the court but others have now infiltrated. Jesus will have the conditions just like He wants them to make His triumphant return. The kingdom of God is at hand. Will the king be Pat, Billy or Bobby? That will be decided in a free election when the Baptist college of evangelists is polled. We can't have Jesus, king of kings returning to an earth void in kings. Rejoice, king George is back.

So tell Fiengold to get off that liberal crap, health care, war and upholding and defending the constitution. Next thing you know he'll bring up things like education and alternate energy. Don't he know that gays are taking over? They get married and next thing you know there'll be little gay kids all over the place and they won't even be bastards, (has something to do with the quality of Republican's version of sex education).

I get all my information and opinions directly from the white house and the RNC.

June 06, 2006 5:26 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

On the serious side. I did get polled via email by the RNC. I looked it over and noticed what was missing. Just the things that Fiengold is talking about. No question on health care, Iraq, upholding the constitution, honesty in government, corporate executives stealing from the shareholders, education, the economy or any other real issue that should be debated.

The issues were border security, gay marriage, desecration of the flag and the old standby, abortion. Guess they don't know I'm all over the blogs saying, "vote the abortion issue and get an abortion for a government." Am I right? I also say the president is in violation of his oath of office by granting tax dollars to religions, a clear violation of the first amendment. One has to look just one level deep into that question to see the violation. Money establishes everything. Money bought us that sorry pack of crooks in DC today.

June 06, 2006 6:08 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

You go Bill! Feingold seems like an upstanding guy...but I want to see what leads up to everything first. But he'll get my vote if it is deserved...or...if he is the last man standing...whichever comes first.

June 06, 2006 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

What, vote for someone I could totally trust and respect? Jesus, I have no frame of reference for that. Wouldn't know how to act...

June 06, 2006 7:38 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

Here Here!

June 06, 2006 9:34 PM  

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