If I Had a Hundred Dollars....
Raw Story asked a group of lefty bloggers
where they'd donate $100.
As you might expect there are a lot of PACs and lobbying groups on the list. But nobody even suggests targeting donations to candidates who are in tight races. The political candidates for national office in 2006 mentioned are:
Bill Winter (Congressional candidate in Colorodo 6--running against incumbent Republican Tom Tancredo).
Ned Lamont (Senate candidate for Connecticut--running against incumbent Democrat Joe Lieberman).
Ciro Rodriguez (Congressional candidate in Texas 28--running against incumbent Democrat Henry Cuellar.
Nick Lampson (Congressional candidate in Texas 22--running against incumbent Republican Tom DeLay).
First bit of hilarity: Two of the candidates are running against incumbent Democrats. In those races, even if the donations are effective and result in a change, the Democrats do not pick up a seat.
Lampson may have a chance against DeLay, who got 55% in 2004 with President Bush on the ballot. That's Kevin Drum's pick (check out the profanity in his response), and is the only one that shows any sense. Bill Winter's not going to knock off Tom Tancredo, who got 60% in his last reelection bid.
So out of 20 lefty bloggers, only one could come up with a candidate that they send money who has a chance of winning and who could help change the balance of power. There's an old Chinese blessing that says, "May you be fortunate in your enemies". We conservative bloggers certainly are.