Tuesday, 6 November 2012
The Real Results To Stay Up For
I couldn't care less, as we say over here, which of these two pro-abortion, anti-social justice, pro-war candidates wins, although I expect that the man who failed to close Guantánamo Bay will do so.
I care about the election or re-election of Bob Casey (Pennsylvania), Joe Manchin (West Virginia), Joe Donnelly (Indiana), Scott Howell (Utah) and Mark Clayton (Tennessee) to the Senate, and of Mark Critz (PA-12), Mike McIntyre (NC-7), Brendan Mullen (IN-02), David Crooks (IN-08), Gary McDowell (MI-01, Bart Stupak's old seat), Eric Stewart (TN-4), Nick Rahall (WV-03), Dan Lipinski (IL-03), Collin Peterson (MN-07), Hayden Rogers (NC-11), Charlie Wilson (OH-06), Chris Henrichsen (WY-01), John Ewing (NE-01), Steve Pestka (MI-03), and above all, the next President of the United States, Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) to the House of Representatives.
All except Kaptur (for some reason - for my money, she's the best of the lot) are the ones endorsed by Democrats for Life of America. Kaptur is just amazing: a pro-life battler and a Progressive Caucus member, who declined to endorse either Obama or Clinton in 2008 because neither was offering anything to her electors whose jobs had been destroyed by the "free" trade agreements that, like Stupak, she has become prominent in seeking to repeal.
A pro-life woman seeking the Democratic nomination has happened before. But never on a full platform of policies. And certainly never from the economically populist, anti-war Left. 70 she may be in 2016, but bring her on.