Last night's primary victory for Ned Lamont bodes well for the Hong Tran senatorial campaign in Washington State.  Hong is taking on an incumbent senator on many of the same issues that led to the defeat of Joe Lieberman.

And incumbent Maria Cantwell has many of the same attributes that Lieberman displayed in recent years.  Specifically, she has supported this administration in its war effort refusing to admit that she made a mistake (based on faulty information) and calling for a logical plan for getting our troops home.  And soon.    The need to do so increases daily as Iraq slides toward civil war and tens of thousands of people hit the streets of Baghdad  chanting `death to the Jews' and `Death to the Americans".  Can you imagine how our young men and women serving there  feel when a fire fight breaks out in Baghdad.  Do I shoot the Sunni on the left or the Shite on the right?  Even our military leaders are admitting that civil war is close.  Do we want our troops to be in the middle of it?

Can Tran win?

Yes, with your help.  Here's how.

Go to her website at www.hongtran.com and learn about her and her platform.  If you have questions, email her.  She'll answer.  If you agree with her, then first, send her a couple of bucks (or a lot of bucks if you got them).  She needs funds in these final weeks to get the word out.   PayPal is an option.

Second, help build grass roots support for her.  Volunteer.  Host a gathering of neighbors, door bell, post signs, get your relatives and friends involved.

Remember Howard Dean?  He grew his support by using the internet.  Let's do the same.  Take a few moments today to email your list of friends informing them about Hong and the options she provides.  And ask them to email their friends with the same endorsement.  

 If you blog, then blog for Hong and cross blog

Add a signature to the bottom of your outgoing emails directing people to www.hongtran.com (Its often the little things that count).

If you belong to a political organization, email them and ask them to provide a link to the Hong campaign website.  

Finally, add other ideas of how we can support Hong to the bottom of this through the comments section.

Let's bring the troops home.  Let's elect Hong Tran to the United States Senate.

Thank you.

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Wrong candidate.  Wrong time.

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by Daniel K on Wed Aug 09, 2006 at 08:21:04 AM PST

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  • Wrong State by The Left Shue, 08/09/2006 08:52:39 AM PST (none / 0)
...and Tran's no Lamont.

And even if (god forbid) Tran managed to beat Cantwell in the Primary (9/19 for those of you keeping score at home), how would she beat the well-financed and well-oiled McGavick machine?


I'm with Obama

by willisreed on Wed Aug 09, 2006 at 10:32:04 AM PST

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...(1)refusing to admit that she made a mistake (based on faulty information) and (2)calling for a logical plan for getting our troops home.  
(numbering convention is switzer's)

  1.  Again, she didn't use their faulty information, as she and others have explained 799 million times before.  She used her belief, dating to her term in the House in the '90's, that Saddam needed to be removed if Iraq was going to get any better for Iraqis and the region any safer.  Her vote had nothing to do with Bush's WMD nonsense.  Please do pay attention.  I'll bold the next part so you'll see it, not that anyone will read it: I am not trying to get you to agree with her viewpoint - just to acknowledge it.  Disagreeing with her is healthy and good - I disagree with her, too.  But it's disingenuous and naive to suggest she should "admit to a mistake" that she does not believe she made, nor ask her to "admit to a mistake" for using faulty information that she didn't use.

  2.  Reid/Levin Amendment.  It's a plan.  It's logical.  It ain't perfect.  But it meets your stated criteria.

I'm not asking you to join the Maria train.  Support Hong Tran, whatever - it's your vote, knock yourself out.  Please just get your facts right.

Switzerblog'll knock you out!

by switzerblog on Wed Aug 09, 2006 at 05:40:53 PM PST

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A vote for Tran is a wasted vote.  She has no chance against Cantwell and couldn't beat Mike! if she did.  Trying to damage Cantwell by supporting Tran is a complete waste of time.

But thanks for your post.  If Cantwell is damaged to the point that she can't beat Mike!, then we will know who to blame.

by bhelverson on Wed Aug 09, 2006 at 08:16:53 PM PST

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  • Do you by The Left Shue, 08/09/2006 08:54:38 PM PST (5.00 / 1)
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