April 06, 2005
Talking with Richard Morrison
As you've probably read elsewhere in the Texas progressive 'sphere today, Richard Morrison spent some time last night talking to a bunch of us bloggers. From the very beginning of his campaign last year, Morrison has been a friend of the grassroots, and the feeling is very mutual.
I'm not going go deep into AnalysisLand here, since there's going to be a repeat performance by Morrison on Friday (if you're a progressive blogger and you want in on that, drop me a note) - I'll save it for after that. The links below give a great overview of what we talked about - check out the Southpaw and Texas Law Chick writeups in particular for details. For now, I'm just going to say that if you ever get the opportunity to speak with Richard, you should take it. I guarantee you'll come away impressed by him. He's honest, straightforward, likeable, and down to earth, four adjectives which I'm quite certain have never been used to describe his opponent. Check out his webpage, get to know him a bit better, and please help him out in his quest to make Congress a better place.
Other bloggers' posts on the conversation and on Morrison:
Brains and Eggs
Texas Law Chick
100 Monkeys Typing
Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 06, 2005 to Election 2006
This is amazing, you all are leading the country. This is the type of localized, coordinated action that will put us over the top!
I presume you have to know the secret knock to observe this conversation.
Are there any such web events planned for the general public/media/bloggers/non-liberals to observe?
I'd like to be included. I spend a fair amount of my time writing about politics and would be interested in doing whatever I can to oust He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
We'll be widening the scope and holding more calls as the campaign develops. Charles and the Texas Tuesday folks were the first ones to support Richard in 2003 so we thought we'd start with them. Next we'll be doing a call with bloggers from around the country who supported Richard and then we'll widen the pool.
Conference calls are expensive so we've been asking the bloggers to call a long-distance number. We felt guilty about that and certainly wouldn't do that with a larger audience which means a truly public call is out of the question for the time being.
In the mean time email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Props to Richard Morrison for fighting the good fight. But he seems pretty liberal in everything i've seen about him. I don't know a ton about politics but from what i've read DeLay's district is pretty conservative. How can a liberal win there?
Richard is a pro-family, balanced budget conservative Democrat in the tradition of Chet Edwards. Obviously that puts him on the more moderate end of the spectrum in DeLay country, but we got excellent bipartisan support last time, including the endorsement of a GOP precinct chair and so many folks had both Bush and Morrison signs in their yards that KHOU did a story on it. Richard is working hard tobuild on that GOP crossover vote everyday.