What do we want from the Buono campaign? That's quite a question. Promoted by Rosi
The invitation by vmars to the Buono campaign has sparked great discussion, including quite a bit of criticism of Buono and her campaign – perhaps some deserved, perhaps some not.
Reading the discussion leads me to the following questions:
- What do we want and expect from the Buono campaign?
- Are we asking what is reasonable of her campaign?
- Are our criticisms fair or are there double standards here?
For example, we know Buono cannot raise money in part because she does not have support of the Democratic machine that we so often criticize, and yet we criticize Buono for not running a campaign that takes the money she cannot get.
Part of what I like and respect about Buono is her independence. She is not owned by the 'Democrats' we so often indict here. She is not scared to step out on her own, sometimes making mistakes and/or standing up for what she believes in even if it is not politicall prudent. And she is not so arrogant that she cannot readjust and move on when she sees the need.
I have followed her campaign, watched her work a room and talk with voters, and I believe that she has what it takes. If we want her to succeed, whatever the doubts and criticisms, let's put our collevtive efforts together to provide some constructive criticisms and some suggestions that would garner support rather than promote the story that this race is already over.