Vivian Paige on “Why Nye Lost”


    A must read by Vivian Paige!  Here’s an excerpt, with which I wholeheartedly agree.

    I never knew why Nye called himself a Democrat.

    I’m from the school of “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all,” so I’ve kept mostly silent during this election. That has not stopped people from accusing me of not being a “good Democrat.” While everyone is entitled to their opinion, they are not entitled to their own facts. The fact is it was Glenn Nye who was not a good Democrat. As he reminded us repeatedly, he voted against everything that Democrats hold dear.

    He turned his back on us.

    • Dan Sullivan

      Never is a little strong. Vivian encouraged support in 2008:

      “Political insiders are starting to take note of what we know here in the 2nd: we’ve got a strong candidate who can win this race. But it can’t be done without our help and support. If you haven’t made a commitment to Nye, now’s the time.”

      Far from a ringing endorsement for certain, but it is not a “don’t say anything at all” position. And she’s a smart enough to know why he calls himself a Democrat and why he voted the way he did. He snookered a lot of people.