By: Thomas Nephew
Obviously, it’s not a happy day: Feingold lost the Wisconsin Senate race, by a 52-47 margin. I’m not a Wisconsinite — maybe Harry can tell us more — but it looks like a standard issue urban-rural divide on the map at the linked CNN page. If the map were set up to do so, I imagine the reds might be a little redder and the blues a little paler than in previous years.
What can I say? I think the people of Wisconsin made a mistake yesterday — but I’m sure we did not. We needn’t be sad – it’s understandable, I feel it, too, but it does no good if we indulge it for too long.
Instead, we can be proud. Proud of the best Senator in the Senate, proud of standing by him, proud of knowing we did what we could when a tsunami of anonymous cash and propaganda came crashing in; proud of each other. I know I am. Thanks very much for reading, for contributing to the “Get FISA Right With Russ Feingold” campaign — 63 donations! $3,351 dollars!! in just over a month!!! — and thanks for everything else all of you have done in so many other ways.
Let’s take stock, figure out what to do next, and do it. Please consider this an invitation to think out loud about that with the rest of us.