Senate race: translate hope into action

Kos reads the profile of Jon Tester in The Weekly Standard, and is taken aback by its objectivity. He highlights some of the better passages, including one on the emerging Western Democrat, and found even the coverage of the Daily Kos’ involvement in the race to be thoughtful.

The post is definitely worth a read, especially after the ominous undertones in the recent Senate polls, which show Burns sneaking back into this thing. Kos, as usual, remains determined and upbeat. Take what he says about Montana’s local blogs:

The big omission in this piece is the work done by the Montana bloggers, which drove just about every bit of my coverage on this race. All successful Netroots efforts — be they Montana, Connecticut, Virginia, or anywhere else start at home, with activists on the ground. This site was the megaphone, amplifying the real work being done in Big Sky Country.

It’s nice to feel that all this blogging has an effect, but it’s also good to remind ourselves that it’s you, the reader, who applies our messages of urgency and activism into actuality through donation, volunteering, even water-cooler talk at work about the merits of Tester. That’s what it will take to win this thing, and I think we can if we continue to translate hope into action.

And what’s nicer to know is that insider pundits still see positive signs in the recent polls. Congressional Quarterly, for example, upgraded the Senate race from “No Clear Favorite” to “Leans Democratic,” a shift whose lateness reflects the periodical’s conservative approach to forecasting, and whose timeliness should give everybody renewed hope.

Remember, these last weeks are when undecideds and the politically disinterested will be making their decision. Let’s be there with our message when they do.

We can win this thing. We will win this thing.

–Posted by touchstone


  1. Yes indeed, we can win this thing. The House too, as long as we don’t relax our efforts. Win now, rest later.




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