You know, much as I like Ron Kirk, the campaign he ran back in 2002 was more about how similar he'd be to Cornyn, at least in terms of being able to work with President Bush. You can certainly disagree with that strategy, but times were different then. How much nicer it is now to be able to run a campaign that's predicated on being a complete contrast to and break from our junior Senator and the Presidential administration he's so willingly enabled since then.
It's also much more satisfying to support such a campaign, which is no doubt one reason why, as Karl-Thomas points out, that Rick Noriega has raised over $250,000 online already, from over 2500 supporters. They're hoping to raise another $35K or so by the end of the year, so if you've got a little spare change left after doing your Christmas shopping, please consider helping them out.