This is a political pitch video with Center for American Progress President and former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta introducing Judd Legum at a fundraiser at a cool restaurant-bar, Local 16, just around the corner from my house. Unfortunately, I was in Berlin and couldn’t be there.
I don’t often post this kind of thing on my blog — but I totally support Judd Legum, who is running for the State of Maryland delegate seat that represents Annapolis.
Legum built with now famed Huffington Post Iran live-blogger Nico Pitney and some other of his colleagues what is perhaps the most valuable, influential and consistently incisive piece of daily progressive commentary in the blogosphere — ThinkProgress.
In my view, as I have written before, he is one of the best political and policy researchers in the country — and he’s an extraordinarily good and honest guy.
Judd also happens to be running against Republican incumbent Ron George — whose fundamentalist conservatism is tilted in divisive and unconstructive directions.
Thus, if you can support him with your vote, please do.
If you can support his campaign financially — even better. I know he’ll thank you personally as I will.
— Steve Clemons