Thursday, December 16, 2004

Some Small Changes and Updates

Just a couple of little things.

First, John Nichols' article about the Feingold presidential buzz was reprinted in the Madison Capital Times and posted at CommonDreams.org. And both those versions of the article still mention and link to this blog! I hope it gets me some new visitors!

Thanks to the anonymous commenters who mentioned these reprints of the article to me. And speaking of comments, I've added the Haloscan comment system to the site so non-blogger members can comment more easily.

Finally, I added some links to Feingold sites in the sidebar, check them out. I'll be adding some general political links soon-but let me know if there are any other Feingold sites I should add.

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11 Comments:

At 10:04 PM, Blogger underwriter said...

I also heard John Nichols summarize the piece during Majority Report on Air America. Very good buzz so far.

What's next?

 
At 12:11 AM, Blogger Conan said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 6:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's your first comment from the Common Dreams reprint--which was forwarded to me from my son.

I know only two things about Russ--his views on the Patriot Act and on campaign finance. Both show an integrity that will be an easy sell on the road to the White House.

Is he personable and likeable as well as principled? It seems to me that the winner in every race for the last 40 years has been the more likeable candidate (except Nixon).

From Iowa, I say "Go for it!"

 
At 7:56 AM, Blogger Jason Bradfield said...

I just found out about this blog from the Common Dreams reprint of Nichols's article. I am intrigued by the idea of Russ Feingold for president. He seems like a solid progressive who can appeal to reform-minded swing-voters. I will definitely look more into Feingold and find out if his stands on other issues are as progressive as some believe.

Jason Bradfield
jaybradfield.blogspot.com

 
At 8:03 AM, Blogger Ben Masel said...

3 videos of Russ in action, long form, from wispolitics.com . Unfortunately they can only be viewed using Internet Explorer.


Russ takes Q & A at the wispolitics.com Lunch lecture series.
(That's me asking the last question, on the nexus of terrorism and the drugwar.)

Russ debates Tim Michels in the recently concluded Senate race. Oct. 1 and Oct. 16

 
At 8:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many Californians will be very pleased to see the Commondreams article and a Feingold run for the presidency.

 
At 10:09 AM, Blogger Heide said...

Hailing from the 'red' state of North Carolina, this Kucinich supporter could find it in her heart to support Russ Feingold. If any of you have his ear, please invite him to be a speaker for our March 19 anti-war rally in Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, NC. I'm sure that Iraq Veterans against the War would be glad to hear him talk about ending the immoral and illegal occupation of Iraq NOW. So would I.

 
At 12:11 PM, Blogger LeftistIndependent said...

Hey what's up? Just found out about this place, from reading an article in "The Nation." I am not from Wisconsin, but I do like Senator Finegold. He pretty much earned my respect for not voting in support of the Iraq War Resolution and The Patriot Act.

Most of the possible candidacies for 2008 is mostly just speculation at this point.So I am not going to commit my support to any one person just yet. But hell, if Senator Feingold does run I may consider supporting him

Peace.

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Ben Masel said...

An Official Committee to Draft Russ?I spent the morning looking on the Federal Election Committee's website
for the relevent regulations. Not finding anything that applies, I called the FEC's helpline. Seems they're also somewhat unclear on the legal status.

The short answer is that they only regulate Campaigns' finances, and
until there's a declared Candidate, there's no Campaign under their
read of the law.

So a "Draft" campaign can raise funds, and spend them more or less as
it sees fit. There are complications if there's money left over at such time as Russ would declare, if we
want to transfer the remaing balance to an hypothetical official Campaign. Not
impossible, but tricky. Only legal if it was all raised under the limits which
would apply to an "official' campaign committee. I was advised that to
be on the safe side, any "Draft'"effort should stick within the limits
for an "indendent expenditure" group, no individual contributions over
$5,000, no Corporate or Union money, no contributions from non-US
citizens outside the US.

I was also advised that any funds for a "Draft' committee should be run thru a dedicated checking account, in case a determination should by made by some Court that the FEC is wrong, and "Drafts" are regulated by the Campaign Finance laws.

I'm not myself prepared to undertake such an effort. I carry unneccessary political bagage, and my bookeeping habits are lacking.

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Conan said...

Somehow I managed to accidentally remove my comment by pressing the garbage can icon (they really ought to have an "undo" feature for that one!) so here it is again:

I had the honor of voting for Russ Feingold twice while I was doing my Master's degree in Madison. My first choice for 2008 would of course be Howard Dean but since he seems to be headed for the DNC chair I could think of no finer candidate for Howard to work for than Feingold. His recent decisive re-election victory just goes to show that people vote for candidates based on their character and not along ideological lines. Feingold/Obama would be a rocket right out of the Midwest if you ask me. Remember those campaign commercials that featured Feingold as Elvis? He's definitely got star quality.

 
At 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU DON'T NEED A PROSPECTOR TO
" FEIN GOLD ". HE WILL BE PRESIDENT SOMEDAY. RAM OCHOA

 

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