Tuesday, June 17, 2008

People Vote Too Often

For those who live in MD-4 make sure you go out and vote for Donna Edwards in the special election today.

A couple of people have asked why Donna's name appears on the Eschaton challengers list when she's almost guaranteed a win. As soon as she wins I'll move her to the incumbent list, but it's important to support progressive candidates even once they are in office. Raising money isn't just about winning elections, it's also about making yourself more independent from the powers that be and building a base of power. The "better" part of more and better Democrats doesn't just involve electing better Democrats, but also empowering them.