What if every Democrat in this country sounded like this?
"I am Loretta Nall, the Libertarian party candidate for Governor. As a Libertarian I believe that only defense is legitimate and since the Iraq war is not a defensive war it is both illegal and immoral. If elected Governor of Alabama I will immediately call for the withdrawal of Alabama National Guard troops and I will be a vocal advocate for the immediate withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq. You should be wary of candidates who support the war or fail to call for immediate withdrawal of our troops. Remember that they do not have children fighting there." (link)
She also said this...
Do [I] support the rights of gay people to marry? Yes, I do. Nothing in the Constitution gives the government the power to define marriage or to say who can marry and who cannot. Marriage licenses were not a requirement until after the end of slavery and were [then] only implemented to prevent interracial marriage. I do not want the government in my bedroom and I do not want the government in your bedroom... If elected Governor of Alabama I will veto any ban on gay marriage. (link)
If we Progressives are going to reject candidates like Lieberman for their collusion with the Bush administration, and I think we should, then we must also hold our own party accountable. Democratic candidates in Alabama consistently run "Republican lite" campaigns in the belief that they can't do any better. I don't think that's true. We can do better this year. I'm voting for Loretta not because I agree with everything she espouses, but because I think she's absolutely right on two of the most important issues facing us: the war and civil rights.
If MSM wants to paint that as radicalizing the Democratic Party, so be it. We're in an immoral and unjust war, the US Constitution is getting pissed upon by the White House on a regular basis, and there is no domestic agenda in this country whatsoever. As Loretta's campaign slogan puts it, "It's just common sense."