Rendell is being the good soldier, working for the "team." After all, all the other Democratic senators are supporting Arlen Specter and Barack Obama is as well. They all have every right to do so. But I'm a registered Democrat and I find and have always found it un-democratic and just wrong for the Democratic party or Democratic organizations like the DSCC, DCCC or DNC to give money and support to candidates in primaries.
I say let the people decide. It's not uncommon for these orgs to give five and six figure contributions to their chosen candidates. I also think it's wrong that elected incumbents in congress can give big bucks from their campaign resources.
The USA desperately needs campaign finance reform. There's a solid plan described at fixcongressfirst.org". That legislation would limit contributions to $100 for any person or organization. That would at least take care of the money angle.
Senator Bob Menendez is head of the DSCC. I'm sure he feels he's just doing the good soldier thing here too, authorizing this kind of email.
In the past, great progressive candidate have been totally overwhelmed by massive infusions direceted by congressman Rahm Emanuel, senators Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, etc. This should stop. Let the people decide. And consider the damage Rahm Emanuel did to the Democratic party, bringing in all the bluedogs he did. Rahm Emanuel continues to be a BIG part of the problem-- a bluedog, backstabbing betrayer of real Democrats. If Obama is ever going to be a successful president-- and he's not there yet-- he will first have to-- ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO-- get rid of Rahm Emanuel.