I sit here tonight wondering if we should be apologizing to some other good liberal candidates for the resources Becky Greenwald's poorly run campaign sucked out of the system.
DesMoinesDem – you owe true liberals an apology for all the ink you gave Greenwald all over the blogasphere. You were blind in your support for her with numerous posts that were misleading and full of inaccurate facts about how that race was really playing out.
It was clear that Becky was already running a horrible race long before her bailout blunder — and after that it was more than over — it was a dead cause – unsaveable.
But you and so many others blindly marched on claiming that it was close and momentum was on her side. Anyone who had taken a one hour drive around that district could tell that she just was not doing well based on the lack of signs along the road. And yes — I know that signs don't win elections — but they are a good indication of the strength of organization and intensity of support – it just was never there for Greenwald.
Back to the question to soberly ponder: were precious financial resources – that could have been used on closer races where actual pick-ups were still within our grasp – wasted when they were directed to Becky's bumbling blundering campaign of woe and disaster?
I mean — come on – 21 points?!?!? Harkin and Obama's name on the same ballot should have gotten her to within 10 easily.
Think of what the money spent by the UAW and Emily's List and the many other groups that were misled into tossing cash because you and others made them think that anyone over at Greenwald knew what the heck they were doing.
Case in point – Al Franken alone could have benefited from that UAW money — that could have made the difference — but it was wasted on a waste of a campaign and candidate. Or how about Don Cazayoux who lost in LA? Kansas Congresswoman Nancy Boyda could have saved her seat with the EMILY's List funds wasted on Greenwald.
I think there are those – and you know who you are because I saw your postings all over the place – who owe Democrats an apology for your misjudgment on this one.
All the best — NOT William Meyer.