We have seen the enemy and it is us.
Well I am sorry to hear that Paul Hackett is stepping down. The forces that led to the Alito nomination are the same to lead to these situations. I think at this point it is fair to acknowledge that the democrats are much more dangerous to Feingold running than the republicans. The old guard forces in the Democratic Party would, I think, not hesitate to brush by Feingold.
Feingold is still fighting against the new version of the Patriot Act against his own party and here is his explanation.
WHY WHY WHY? WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE DEMOCRATES. IT SEEMS AS IF THE DEMOCRATES ARE AFRAID OF REAL LEADERSHIP. HAVE THEY FORGOTTEN WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE?
I think we are really seeing a meltdown of the democratic party and the two party system. The abramoff afffair is a republican scandal but the attitude that allowed it to florish up to this point and the money changers in the temple have been accepted by many democrates.
Someone like Feingold is the best hope for the Democratic party to restablish itself. If it is more of the same there is no hope for it. I will not give up my civil rights just because it is a democrat asking. We have already lost so much security. Feingold would not ask for that and again let us hope that he will have a chance without the party pulling him down.