10:58 am Oct. 31, 2011
Democrats should find a more liberal alternative to President Barack Obama, says a mailer sent to 1,800 New York State Democratic Party officials by a former Democratic
district leader state committee member from Manhattan, Bob Ginsberg.
The mailer was scanned and forwarded to me and other political bloggers by a reader.
"In 1968, we Progressive Democrats were able to end the Viet Nam war quicker by running Eugene McCarthy against President Lyndon Johnson," says the mailer sent by Ginsberg, a trial lawyer who worked on Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign in 1968 and who in recent years has supported the presidential candidacies of Ralph Nader and Dennis Kucinich.
Ginsberg didn't return a message left on his cell phone.
Ginsberg equates Obama with Jimmy Carter, who, he notes, was challenged from the left by Ted Kennedy.
"If only Kennedy had won, the country would have been spared 8 years of Ronald Reagan," Ginsberg wrote. He notes that Carter was supported by Mario Cuomo "and his son Andrew -- for which I have never forgiven either."
Ginsberg doesn't go as far as to suggest a specific challenger for Obama, but he writes, "It is our obligation -- to set up an organization and to find a good candidate to run!"