Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Progressive/Netroots Victory for Edwards

Prince George's County lawyer Donna F. Edwards ousted eight-term Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D)yesterday, as voters backed her liberal insurgency against one of the state's longest-serving congressmen.

Like the 2006 successful primary challenge against Joseph Lieberman, Progressive and Netroots activists have challenged and defeated an incumbent Centrist Democratic candidate.

The huge numbers of young, first-time voters turning out for Obama also seems to bode well for liberal and progressive down ticket races.

Why does the Washington Post call this a "liberal insurgency" rather than a progressive challenge? By all accounts, Edwards is a self-proclaimed Progressive. The word Progressive doesn't appear anywhere in the article.