Understanding Russ Feingold
Actually, I'm not sure that understanding Russ Feingold is completely possible. But I would like to understand how he got reelected by such a wide margin in 2004. Levnik Lad recently said "I cannot help but think that there are a whole bunch of people out there scratching there heads wondering how on God's green earth Russ Feingold continues to get re-elected". Well, I've been wondering the same thing.
I'm a recent transplant to Madison, WI. I've now been here a little over 10 months. Feingold is a perfect fit -- if he was the Senator from Madison. From what I've seen of the rest of the state, however, Wisconsin is much more moderate than its junior Senator. So, those of you who've been here longer than me, how does he do it? How does Feingold keep getting reelected? Incompetent opposition? Election day 2004 was opposite day in Wisconsin?
I'd love to hear any ideas, thoughts, or wild speculations ya'll have.