My progressive blogger colleagues are meeting in Providence this week at the 2012 Netroots Nation convention, where Washington 1st Congressional District candidate Darcy Burner joined Massachusetts US Senate challenger Elizabeth Warren and Hawaii US Senate candidate Rep. Mazie Hirono onstage for this afternoon's keynote: "2012 and the War on (and for) Women."
My newsroom colleagues have no end of fun teasing me about my support for Darcy, but watching her presentation (it starts about 7:45 in, and is only about 14 minutes long), I'm reminded of what initially attracted me to her candidacy back in 2006. Darcy is smart, thoughtful, analytical, and yes, geeky. And most of all, she's not afraid to critique Democratic establishment politics. (Which perhaps helps explain why the state Democratic establishment shows her so little support?)