I haven’t weighed in much on candidates for Congress, but I really do like Darcy Burner who is running in Washington State’s 8th District.
Matt Stoller just posted this TV ad from the 2006 race in which her opponent Dave Reichert essentially called Burner a ditz. Stoller asks his readers “Want to see what sexism looks like?”
I agree with Stoller that this ad is offensive and sexist.
One of the best pieces of policy work out there that I have seen done thus far was Darcy Burner’s “A Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq.” 54 Democratic candidates for the House have signed on to the proposal including Donna Edwards who is running in Maryland’s 4th District, unseated a Democratic incumbent in the primary, and also closely affiliated with Matt Stoller’s good work.
This “Responsible Plan” is a big deal. Read it — I think that this is perhaps a more important fundamental playbook for thinking through an Iraq withdrawal than what we are getting from either of the two (well, barely two) Democratic presidential candidates.
– Steve Clemons