Obviously in a very heated argument among friends we can forget what we were fighting over. Whether for Tierney, Moulton, or hoping a better Democrat than either steps forward-we can all agree that while Richard Tisei is no Tea Party extremist-he would be extremely ineffective as our Congressman.
Why? Well one of the reasons is that he would be nearly alone. Even more so after today. There really are no longer any moderates in the House caucus on the GOP side, and adding one to the mix really wouldn’t balance it all that much. Particularly when that moderate has consistently taken money from the same Speaker who shut the government down and has stalled any common sense compromises on a host of important issues facing the country.
No matter what Democrat we end up nominating, it’s important to remember, with no moderates left in the House, will Tisei really have an impact? And will he really be a moderate in the first place?