Crisitunity in the comments to the Mark Pera endorsement post below distills why this matters quite nicely:
This primary can actually work. Unlike most of the rest of the errant Dems, Lipinski doesn't have a Republican-leaning district for cover or a ready-made excuse; his district's at D+10, by far the bluest district represented by a 'Bush Dog' (according to the Open Left list). And even if he still wins, it might well pay dividends; remember how much Jane Harman and Al Wynn have changed their stripes since getting primaried upside the head last year.
Plus, I hope this is a real "shit or get off the pot" moment for a lot of the "Democrats have lost me [or at least my money]" crowd here. Here's a bad Dem, a viable primary challenger, and a dark-blue district... doesn't get any better than that. Errant Dems aren't swayed by online pouting and foot-stomping; they're swayed by exactly two things: money for their opponents, and votes for their opponents.
Remember, this is the last week of the quarter. We're looking for 500 contributors for Mark Pera and the rest of the growing Blue Majority list (which will continue to grow all week).
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