Death By A Thousand Papercuts cites an argument about the 2012 presidential election that identifies “three possible contenders who might enter Democratic Primaries against Obama: Russ Feingold, Dennis Kucinich, and Jerry Brown.”
Among these, which is the strongest choice for Democrats seeking someone to represent their values more closely than Barack Obama has done?
Dennis Kucinich has tried to run for President twice, and has performed poorly both times.
Jerry Brown just won election, with a strong campaign, to become governor of California. Brown needs to work on that job, though, and running the state government of California can’t be a sideline. A presidential campaign by Brown in the past didn’t turn out well.
Russ Feingold has been a respected progressive voice, and an extremely competent senator. He’s got a message that’s consistently held to the liberal values of the Democratic Party’s base, and would make a great contrast to Barack Obama, who has caved in to Republican demands over and over, and continued many of George W. Bush’s worst policies.
Among these three, the choice is clear: Russ Feingold for President in 2012!