A new friend wants to support what he call the "Knowledge Democrats", candidates who are true progressives and who do not contend themselves with repeating talking points.
Unfortunately, if such a candidate campaigns in a district that is considered "unwinnable", they are usually ignored by the progressive heavyweights. I think it is short-sighted of any political party not to have a so-called "50-states" / "435 districts" strategy. (Money is not everything!)
I was invited to look at Jerry Tetalman1 as an example of such a candidate. He ran as a Democrat in a very Republican district and, without surprise, lost by a lot. 2 But here is not the point. The point is what can we do to promote such candidates, and more importantly: the values that they stand for, regardless of their electoral prospects?
This blog entry is meant as a discussion starter, to see what we can do together and what we should document...