As many of you already know, it’s official, President Obama will now face some sort of organized opposition in the New Hampshire Democratic primary next January.
Darcy Richardson, my friend and the co-founder of Uncovered Politics, filed paperwork on Friday to become the first (and so far, only)Democrat willing to step forward and challenge the President at the ballot box. It is also my understanding that Darcy plans to take his campaign beyond just New Hampshire and that he will contest multiple Democratic primaries during the 2012 cycle.
For months, left-wing columnists have begged for a challenger to emerge. Yet big-name Democrats like Russ Feingold and Alan Grayson have sat on their hands, unwilling or unable to stick their necks out and take a stand.
As a Republican, I don’t agree with much of Darcy’s policy agenda, but I have tremendous respect for the courage it takes to do something like this. Standing up for what you believe in is rarely easy.
I know in the next day or two, Darcy will share his own thoughts here on exactly why he decided to enter the race and what he hopes to accomplish. And don’t worry; I know from our conversations that his feet are firmly planted on the ground. This campaign exists primarily to give a voice and a choice to those on the left who are dissatisfied with what they see as the president’s failure to deliver on the change he promised during his 2008 election.
Until then, check out his campaign website and sign up for the email updates.