A significant number of key people have decided they can't back Laesch. In fact, some of them have decided they will oppose Laesch no matter what.Laesch not my kind of Democrat. He's the now pervasive kind of Democrat who's taken over, and made it impossible for Lieberman style Liberals to find a home there.
I feel like these judgments have been rendered unfairly in most cases.
I also think that the attacks on Laesch are unfair enough that it will create a real problem for Foster.
Foster probably should do something to de-escalate the nastiness, especially the unfair attacks on Laesch.
If Laesch is denied the nomination by b/c people perceived that key players won't work with Laesch, Laesch's supporters have a certain incentive to jam Foster on that very point.
But Laesch has been a tireless campaigner for Progressivism in Il-14 --as Progressivisms now become-- and it seems he deserves a little better.
He's your party Democrats, with a program more consistent with where the party's been the past six years, than the candidate those key people want to field in Il-6.
Maybe the Lieberman Dem's don't belong in the party, and Lieberman Liberals should leave it to the Laeschites, but those muddling key people, who's principles sway with the winds of polls, seem the least appealing of all. I hope Laesch supporters do, as Carl wrote, jam Foster on that point.
xp Bill Baar's West Side