Washington Post endorses "insurgent" progressive Donna Edwards ...
Yesterday, Don drew a parallel between Donna Edwards -- a grass-roots candidate for Maryland's 4th CD -- and Connecticut's Democratic senate candidate Ned Lamont.
He's right, in that Edwards' opponent Al Wynn has all the dishonesty and go-along-to-get-along in his politics as Joe Lieberman. But having met and chatted briefly with both Edwards and Lamont, my personal observation is that she is far more progressive, passionate and charismatic than Lamont (whom I liked -- don't get me wrong). She also isn't a gazillionaire who can self-finance a costly campaign -- she's fought a great uphill battle to get where she is, a stone's throw from unseating a super well-connected vichy Democrat opponent.
Wynn, like Lieberman, is deeply entrenched in the DC establishment and a darling of the corporatocracy. That's why I almost spit up my cornflakes this morning when I saw that the Washington Post -- a megaphone for that very Beltway establishment if ever there was one -- is endorsing Edwards' campaign (which they did, regrettably, refer to as an "insurgent campaign"):