Russ Feingold’s PAC, Progressives United, is asking us to vote on whether or not they should support Mary Burke for governor right away. I voted no for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it’s not clear at all that Mary Burke can be accurately described as a progressive. And because her 21st century campaign can’t see fit to put anything of substance on her website, or even convince some supporters to attend her press conferences. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t remember candidate Obama holding public events without a crowd of enthusiastic supporters in attendance. Maybe I’m getting old, as some have suggested, and just don’t remember? Or maybe that Obama guy is just soooo old school?
I’d also like to ask out loud why Progressives United decided to ask this question now. Did Burke approach them for support? Did Maggie Brickerman? Mike Tate? What compelled them to put this question to people only a week into the Burke campaign?
Lastly, how many “yes” votes do you think Mike Tate is trying to generate as you read this?