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28 October 2005

"Forward"

This is the first of what may be a long string of positive developments in the Feingold for President movement.

I have supported Senator Russ Feingold for President for several months now, and I suspect that simply because you're reading this, so have you. We all know how fantastic he's been in the Senate, we know that he'd be the perfect one for the White House, especially following the current administration.

However, we're decidedly in the minority of the American people. Let's face it, even those who follow politics closely have been asking, "Feingold? What's so great about him?" Outside of Wisconsin, his positions and successes are rarely discussed.

Now, we could stand there at and explain, "Well, you see, he voted against the PATRIOT Act, he actually has a plan for Iraq, he's honest and principled..." and those around us might be interested, for a minute. But by the time they get home, they'll have forgotten much of that, only remembering, "Oh, so and so says he's a cool guy. Don't know if I want him as president, though." Wouldn't it be great if you had something you could give them? Like, a piece of paper that outlines some of his best, most-loved qualities?

Check this out. Ilya at RussForPresident.com and I have gotten together to start a little project, but we need your help to finish it. Based very loosely off of the "Dean Times" newspaper Gov. Dean's campaign circulated in 2004, we'll have "Forward"-- a collection of articles outlining a few of the many reasons why Russ Feingold should run for and be elected president in 2008. But it's only half finished. Right now, we have Dan K's "Forward With Feingold" essay (if you haven't read it, read it now!) and a short piece on Feingold's honesty and integrity.

As Ilya said:
But we need YOUR help. We're looking for articles on the Senator's plan in Iraq, his vote against the Patriot Act or any other topic that interests you. Please submit your original submission either in the comments section here, or e-mail it directly to isheyman[at]gmail.com. Below is a screenshot of where we're at right now. This is your chance to get directly involved with the effort and spread the word about Sen. Feingold. Please e-mail your submissions by Monday October 31st. Who knows, perhaps a really good submission will result in a mystery prize?
Check it out, and see what you want to add. When it's finished, print 'em off from your home computer and hand them out wherever you like-- local political events, Feingold listening sessions, anywhere. This is a great way to spread the word about Feingold, and it will give people something to take home and remind them of what a Feingold candidacy could mean.

[UPDATE]: Also via RussForPresident.com, some promising news:
(Angus Reid Global Scan) – Many adults in the Badger State believe their junior United States senator should seek the White House, according to a poll by Strategic Vision. 49 per cent of respondents in Wisconsin would like to see Russ Feingold run for president in 2008.
and

Polling Data

Would you like to see senator Russ Feingold run for president in 2008?

Yes

49%

No

33%

Undecided

18%

Source: Strategic Vision
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 800 likely Wisconsin voters, conducted from Oct. 17 to Oct. 19, 2005. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jerry Troiano said...

it's interesting to note that stratigic vision is a GOP polling firm.

even republican polls have feingold in a good position.

Sat Oct 29, 10:34:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous David said...

Let's note also that Strategic Vision is a Republican polling outfit...

Sun Oct 30, 10:28:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Dave said...

Sorry didn't see the above post!

Sun Oct 30, 10:28:00 PM EST  

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