Iowa Progress: An apology to Ed Fallon
Excerpted from this post at Iowa Progress
Some of the posts on this blog got to be a bit overly negative towards
Ed Fallon during the primary. In particular, a post that compared
Fallon to Benedict Arnold for his endorsement of Ralph Nader in 2000.
In retrospect, Fallon clearly learned his lesson from his endorsement
of Ralph Nader in 2000 and accepted his defeat in last week's primary.
The same however cannot be said of William Meyers. William Meyers is
an ex-Marine who has been using his government disability pay to allow
himself to be a full time candidate for Congress over the past year.
Meyers, as an outsider who didn't raise any money, finished third in a
four-way primary to be the Democratic nominee in the 4th District
against Tom Latham. Meyers, like most candidates who receive 11% of
the vote, came to the obvious conclusion about why 89% of voters
rejected him. He was robbed.