Posted: 10/20/10 12:32
by Dave Mindeman
Mike Ciresi has always been kind of an enigma to me. I think he is sincere in his Democratic beliefs, but his timing on things has always been completely wrong. Sometimes intentional and sometimes unintentional.
His endorsement of Horner is intentional and is impeccably, badly timed.....and wrong.
In a year where Democrats can see a glimmer of hope at the end of a long gubernatorial drought, Mike Ciresi puts his name out there as Democratic obstacle. A good Democrat who, again, never seems to be on the same wavelength as the rest of the party.
Oh, I am not challenging Ciresi's integrity here. I think he genuinely believes he is doing the right thing on some larger level. But it seems that he is letting his personal biases affect his better judgment in this particular case.
I hope Mike Ciresi continues to make his mark with the party and supports its mission in the bigger picture. But I think Mike has severed the possibility of any future candidacy for himself. He has stepped outside of that trust level that Democratic base voters will ever be comfortable with.
Thanks for your service Mike Ciresi, stay active, and hopefully Democrats will find future candidates you can support.