Nov 10, 2012
commented on Slog Poll: Who Will the Seattle Times Endorse for Governor in 2016?
This is a great question. It's pretty sad that Dave Reichert is the top Republican in the state. McKenna has been running for Governor since forever. Will he go the DIno Rossi route and take another shot? Four years from now, the economy will be better, unemployment will be lower, demographics will have trended even more in the Democrats favor, and Inslee will be an incumbent. Things are looking good for Democrats in 2016, and bleak for the Seattle Times, who just lost a chunk of subscribers proving that print advertising is ineffective.
Oct 18, 2012
commented on Inslee, Marriage Equality Up in New KCTS-9 Washington Poll
@Doug: Obama has an advantage in Ohio, Virginia, and Colorado relative to Washington. Washington's unemployment rate is 8.6%, well above the national average. Colorado is about average, Ohio is 7.2%, and Virginia is 5.9%. The Auto bailout has helped the Ohio economy tremendously. If Ohio's unemployment was as high as Washington's, Obama would be in real trouble there. As it is, he's in good shape.
Aug 31, 2012
commented on Koch Sucker
@7: It is a civil rights issue, which makes it a Democratic issue.
Jul 20, 2012
commented on Darcy Burner: "The NRA Can Go to Hell"
@19) Reichert was not a "weak" candidate. He was a popular, well known, well financed, Republican incumbent in a district that has never elected a Democrat.
The idea that he was a weak candidate came from the fact that Darcy nearly knocked him off.
Reichert wasn't a weak candidate, Darcy was a stronger than expected one.
Feb 14, 2012
commented on Suzan DelBene Uses Gay Marriage Bill Signing to Raise Money for Suzan DelBene
I'm not sure the Times interpretation of that quote is definitive . I can't find any other quote to corroborate it. Suzan has long advocated for "marriage equality" while opposing the Defense of Marriage Act. She has used the terms "marriage equality" and "legal marriage" interchangeably. In my opinion, she draws the line at forcing churches to perform ceremonies in conflict with their dogma and/or rules. That is consistent with her answer in the Times interview, and may explain any ambiguity. In any case, she has clarified her position. That said, I'm just as biased as Goldy when it comes to Darcy. She's my candidate, but I'd enthusiastically support Suzan if she makes it through the primary. I like her. A lot.