Saunders: Kay Hagan should have embraced – not run from–Obama – News & Observer

OK, I sniffed one once, but that has nothing to do with what I’m fixing to say: After this week’s U.S. Senate election in which one candidate presented himself as something he wasn’t and the other tried not to present herself as what she was, we should all yearn for the days when candidates proudly sailed under their own flag.

That’s why I miss Jesse, aka “Sen. No.” Now, that was one dude about whom voters never had to guess where he stood. He had the courage to be wrong – and he usually was. Despite that, it is inconceivable that we would have ever seen the late Sen. No boasting of being recognized as the nation’s most moderate senator, as though fence-straddling is a virtue. (Source: Read more)