What bothers me, and probably you, is that the complaints are all logistic stuff, which have nothing to do with the progressive stand that Ginny Schrader takes on the issues. It's terribly discouraging to find a candidate, in a winnable district no less, that is having a hard time being taken seriously, simply over the issue of money.
I'm sure if you ask the Schrader campaign, you'll hear a similar complaint that Matsunaka and other Dem House candidates have-- not being given any seed money. And as anyone that's every worked in a campaign knows, without that initial step forward, it's hard as hell to get started.
Well, the blogosphere has seeded the Schrader campaign with the clout needed to raise it to the next level. There's no way she can win the 8th without the help of the Party infrastructure. The DCCC might not be as responsive as we demand, but they do work, and as their recent fundraisng success shows, it's getting better.
If things between the DCCC and the Schrader campaign get quickly resolved, we'll see the DCCC get behind her with six-figure backing, feet on the ground, and national recognition.
In terms of seeing the blogosphere raise $20K for Ginny in a day, the DCCC is thrilled. Now they need to make the right move. A blog post by Ginny on the DCCC's Stakeholder would be a good start.
And while I was over at MyDD, I saw this chilling post about voter purges in Ohio. Talk of Ohio being the "Florida of 2004" may prove prophetic in more ways than one.