I didnt see an open thread, so thought I should start one.
Raising Kaine has already impressed most of us with what they have done in the past on the state level. They continued that trend by working with ActBlue. Well. Here they go again. They will be endorsing candidates in the Democratic primary in 2007.
For each primary race that RK identifies for a potential endorsement, the candidates will be invited to introduce themselves and to interact with our community over a period of about 10 days. We're talking live blogs, Blog Talk Radio, diaries and comments, and whatever other way the candidates may creatively discover to reach out to us. Each candidate will have an equal opportunity to make his/her case - but it's up to the candidate to seize that opportunity and to make the most of it. If one candidate in a race chooses not to seek the endorsement, we'll obviously take that into account in making our decision. Hopefully, all candidates will take advantage of this opportunity to introduce themselves and their positions, strengths, and vision to Virginia's most passionate progressives.
There are six voters: Lowell, Josh, Brian, Eric, Rob, and the Raising Kaine community. Since it's a big deal for a progressive community to choose one Democrat over another, we're setting a high bar to receive the RK endorsement: five out of six votes. For the community vote, we'll announce a voting period where we will post a diary with a poll which allows users to choose a candidate to endorse or "No Endorsement." At the end of the predetermined voting period, we will announce the final number of votes and who, if anyone, gets the RK endorsement.
What does everyone think about this idea?