MoveOn declines to take the bait
So Tasini jumps up and down for weeks on end, thinking MoveOn will Lamontize him; but no such luck. From an email sent out by MoveOn today:
Dear MoveOn member in New York,
We wanted to let you know, MoveOn won't be making an endorsement in the U.S. Senate Democratic primary. In voting over the last day, neither Hillary Rodham Clinton nor Jonathan Tasini garnered the two-thirds support from MoveOn members necessary for an endorsement. The margin in our online vote was 56 percent for Clinton and 44 percent for Tasini.
The MoveOn election effort in New York and across the country will stay focused on beating vulnerable Republican incumbents in House racesâ€”working to end one-party Republican rule in Washington.
Thanks to everybody who voted and look for more about how you can get involved.
Executive Director, MoveOn.org Political Action
Friday, September 1, 2006
That's right: not even a majority. Perhaps people didn't quite buy the idea that Hillary started the Iraq war all by herself.