Frightened Feingold Fleeing From Fractured Dem Party
Hours after socialist Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in a landslide in the key New Hampshire primary, The Associated Press is reporting that former Senator Russ Feingold, a longtime poster child for Democratic Party partisanship, is skipping Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate in Wisconsin:
Russ Feingold is skipping the Democratic presidential debate in his home state of Wisconsin.
Feingold will not be attending Thursday’s debate in Milwaukee between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Instead, Feingold’s spokesman Michael Tyler tells The Associated Press the Democratic Senate candidate will watch the debate at home in Middleton with his wife.
Although his fellow Wisconsin Democrat, Senator Tammy Baldwin, plans to attend the debate, Feingold is apparently so desperate to distance himself from a Party in disarray that he didn’t even bother coming up with an excuse for his absence.
Feingold has avoided endorsing a candidate in his Party’s increasingly chaotic primary, but in a recent interview at Marquette Law School, he sure sounded like he was Feeling The Bern:
Caught between a deeply distrusted career politician currently under FBI investigation and an avowed socialist, it’s not surprising Feingold is opting to duck and cover. But with Sanders within the margin of error of Clinton in the latest Wisconsin polling, the former Senator’s intraparty woes aren’t going away anytime soon.