Paul Hackett was just on "Hardball with Chris Matthews". What did you think of it?
The show had three parts: a news report summarizing Hackett and his campaigns; an interview with Hackett; then an interview with Howard Fineman about Hackett.
I thought the first part was rather straightforward and without prejudice; I thought Paul did an admirable job in the second part, but Tweety was determined to make the Dems look bad and eventually got Hackett to accuse Brown of swiftboating him; in the third part, Fineman basically summarized that Hackett is a bit of a loose cannon and even though he resisted attacking the Democratic leadership, he lost credibility when he took shots at Brown.
I am a former Hacketthead who thinks that it is time to move on to accomplishing our mutual goal: taking the Senate seat from Mike DeWine. I was losing faith in Hackett until now-- I thought he did a great job on the interview and wasn't as harsh on Brown as he could have been (or as hard as people in DKos have been). He was realistic about his lack of funding compared to Brown and did not attack the Democratic leadership as hard as Tweety tried to put words in his mouth. I think he will have a great role to play in our party.
The other important issue discussed is that the Democrats are not campaigning against the war and Tweety thinks they should be.