Hank the commentor deflated the argument not Eli who went with the Burner PR (Sandeep?) and you're still not expressing the main point very well, that the congressional district is not as liberal as the legislative district, therefore Tom's argument that his more centrist position will help him makes sense.
Burner ran as a change agent with little content. I'm not pulling for the first MSFT congressman.
I don't understand how the number of ppl who voted for Burner in her race has anything to do w/ the number of ppl who voted for Tom in his has anything to do with how likely any outcome would be in a future race. Seems like grasping at straws at best, and pulling stuff out of your ass to cloud peoples' judgment at worst.
How was it a 'de fact head to head' again?
There is going to be a lot of speculation like this, but the 48th is not equal to the 8th, and Tom will need to be able to campaign beyond the front door stoops of his district.
I think that Stefan's pseudo endorsement (http://soundpolitics.com/archives/008953.html) of Rodney Tom, and his continuous prodding regarding Tom's support of Blethen's Estate Tax repeal efforts, isn't going to do Tom much good with progressives in the primary.
BS to both arguments.
The truth: Rodney Tom is not significantly more popular in his district then Darcy.
Darcy is a smarmy little twat with a fake resume and a trophy kid. No wonder the Stranger is dumping her after a one-night stand in 2006.
Don't bend over in the shower, Rodney.
Why should anyone think a real estate agent from Medina would be any more popular in Maple Valley than the "Microsoft mom" / military brat or the former sheriff? Party affiliation be damned, where is the contrast between Reichert and Tom that will grab independents? When choosing between men, they will choose the "manlier" man.
Look to the last election....Reichert just has to come close to a tie in King County...Pierce will go overwhelmingly to him just like last time tipping the scales.
Reichert is unbeatable.
In a year where Foley's scandal was front page news for a month and where democrats swept in, the broom could not sweep him out. He is now a two-term congressman and is working hard for his district.
I see several comments about his 'manliness' but he does not waffle on his political affiliation (by sticking his finger in the air to see which party will give him more power this week), he has been a union police officer forever and is a nice guy (who doesn't pull cheap DC tricks in committee or pull all night-stunts).
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