While I certainly cannot support Mr. Olson any longer given that I have no interest in hunting the white whale, there is still much to be done on the part of Elwyn Tinklenberg in courting progressive voters in the 6th District. From my perspective, there are still many in our community that either feel spurned by this process or by Mr. Tinklenberg himself. Are these feelings justified? Perhaps or perhaps not, but at this point there have to be actions taken by both sides to mend these divisions.
For those feeling spurned I would suggest to you that there is absolutely no way for Mr. Tinklenberg to win without your activism. Whether that activism means footwork or money, he is going to need your support. By taking that first step, you can show that you met half way.
Well said Muse.
It's tough, I'm not sure what I will do. Tinklenberg is doomed without some progressive support in the 6th. However, he has done little to reconcile the inconsistencies on some pretty key progressive ideals. Whether it's choice, marriage equality, or the War in Iraq/Afghanistan, I feel he's been too inconsistent for me to support him.
I still believe the lobbying issue is out there, that has not been reconciled either.
It's a trust issue. He can work to regain that trust with progressives, but a ride on the "straight talk express" is in order.