Elections are funny things. No matter how bad all the candidates may be, someone always wins.
In the 1991 Louisiana Governor's race, crooked Edwin Edwards ran against racist David Duke. And this sign sprung up all over the state: "Vote for the Crook. It's Important."
Even if the choices on the ballot come down to stupid versus evil, someone always wins. Sometimes Stupid, sometimes Evil. If you don't believe me, then just watch the Republican primary in my district on Tuesday.
We introduced the candidates to you this week. The racist. The tax cheat. The warmonger. The drunk driver. And Taliban Dan, who wants to prevent battered women from divorcing their husbands.
One of these evil clowns will be my Republican opponent.
But whoever wins on Tuesday is not the real opponent. The real opponent is the National Republican Party. And the Executive Director of the NRCC said that I am the Republican's Number One target for 2010.
So I must be doing something right.
As far as the Republican Party is concerned, they wouldn't mind if Timothy McVeigh wins the Republican primary on Tuesday. (And by the way, if McVeigh ran, he would win.) The National Republican Party doesn't care who wins on Tuesday. They just want to get rid of me.
Whoever wins the Republican primary, you can be sure that he fits the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, hateful, fearful mold that is the National Republican Party of 2010. And that mold gets moldier every day.
Let's send them a message. Their primary is on Tuesday. Our Money Bomb is on Monday, tomorrow. Let's seize the headlines. Let's steal their thunder. Let's show that right still is stronger than wrong.
With 36 hours to go, we are halfway there at CongressmanWithGuts.com -- $150,000, from almost 5000 contributors. Help propel us another mile on that long and winding road to victory in November.
P.S. Lots of people who received Susannah Randolph's e-mail yesterday not only contributed, but also sent the e-mail to five of their friends. To them, I give special thanks. That's what builds a movement.