Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Give Mary Burke A Chance, And A Listen

This was my Facebook comment yesterday. If you are one of my FB friends, go there and join in: 

People who are ripping Mary Burke from the left should give her a chance. She's willing to take the heat from the right that will be brutal and sustained. Anyone putting themselves in the line of fire deserves better from progressives. As I said earlier today, I have never met her, but I am more than willing to listen and learn.
Her announcement coincidentally came the day after I posted this summary commentary:
The Sportsmensgate scandal is helping write the case for a different person to serve as Wisconsin Governor  - - someone who will refocus the government away from cronyism and special interest obeisance to strategies and plans that:


capper said...

Isn't that similar to what they said about Chris Abele? We can't afford to make that mistake again.

blue cheddar said...

Best thing for Dems to do is take note and do better.
Patting the heads of the progressives and saying "shhhh" doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to the primary. We have 3 Democratic candidates already and if Vinehout runs, there will be 4. You can learn a lot about a candidate during a primary and so yes, give Mary Burke and all of the other candidates a chance.

James Rowen said...

I'm not patting anyone on the head. Just trying to urge respect.

Anonymous said...

I didn't even vote for Burke for school board.

CJ said...


This post from Uppity makes a great point. Let's stop talking about why we think Mary Burke is the best or favorite choice. Save that talk for the kitchen table or the pub.

All the talk about Mary's hair, offshoring Trek jobs or inherited wealth is just fluff. The Republican party know it. Not that anyone who gives it a moment of critical thought would not think of Sensenbrenner or Johnson when relating to those subjects. But that's really all they've got.

What we should be talking about and HAMMERNG HOME is why Walker is such a poor choice for governor. Lay out the horrors of his governorship and how much stench trails behind him.

It's a long and dirty list that just keeps on giving. Use it.

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