Today Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son Casey to Bush's pre-emptive war on Iraq, officially announced her candidacy for Speaker Nancy Pelosi's congressional seat in San Francisco.
Here's the AP article:
I tried to get to the press conference, but I misjudged how much time it would take to get there and had a hard time finding the place. But I was fortunate enough to actually sit at Cindy's table when she met with supporters last night and meet her in person. She struck me as a remarkably approachable, warm, and politically savvy person. I think she can beat Pelosi, and I'm not the only person who thinks so: check out Justin Raimondo (former Republican candidate for that seat) at http://antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=11269
The political meaning of the conflict between Cindy Sheehan and the Democratic Party
"I don't have the power to destroy the Democratic Party as some people have written. The Dems themselves are doing a good job of that and if they don't wake up and distance themselves from George faster than the Republicans are, and if they don't realize that people are more important than politics, they will go the way of the Whigs, and sometimes endings are as appropriate and constructive as beginnings." -- Cindy Sheehan