Early Morning Swim: Rachel Maddow Talks Primaries with Tim Kaine
It’s not about left, right and center, Mr. Chairman — it’s about accountability.
“Accountability is a good thing. People voted for change in ’08 and feel like they’re not getting the change they voted for,” said Steve Rosenthal, a veteran Democratic strategist and former top AFL-CIO official. “No doubt, some of these races are a reaction to the voters’ demand for change.”
“People really want [Lincoln] out. We really wanted a recruit,” said high-profile liberal blogger Jane Hamsher.
“This is Ned Lamont No. 2,” she said, referring to the progressive grass-roots-embraced candidate who defeated Sen. Joe Lieberman in a 2006 Democratic primary, only to lose to the incumbent in November when Lieberman ran on a different ballot line.
Anyone out there think it was a bad idea to mount a primary against Lieberman?