I Still Don't Think Jan Schneider Can Win
The Colbert Report (video clip) has an interview with Jan Schneider. She has been having problems raising money for her campaign. Christine Jennings has the support of of DCCC and has been a better fundraiser. Schneider has only raised 122,514. Compare that to Republican Vernon Buchanan's $1,605,454. Even if Schneider won the primary - she would have a hard time winning the general election. That is why I am supporting Christine Jennings on ActBlue.
Sarasota Guy made a comment on a previous post I wrote about the district 13 race. I am aware that Joe Trippi supports Schneider and that she beat Jennings before. So what? Democrats wrote off the previous district 13 elections because no unknown Democrat is going to beat Katherine Harris in a red district. I am also not in awe of Trippi.
The netroots activists have to understand that they have a rare window of opportunity. If a Republican wins the seat (which is likely) then it will be hard for Democrats to knock out an incumbant. Jennings is running a more organized campaign. The netroots activists must decide if they want to win or do they want to keep having Republicans elected to office. If Schneider wins the primary I will be more than happy to support her. Will progressives do the same for Jennings or will they take their ball and go home? That is the same kind of mentality that had people voting for Nader in 2000. There is serious debate of where the country is headed. If the netroots think things will change with Republicans, in charge, then they are delusional.