Unions alone spent $10 million on the effort to bury Lincoln.
She won the race.
Learning nothing, apparently, "Labor leaders said they would turn their attention to other moderate Democrats," the Post said.
Some "progressive" Democrats don't think even President Obama is enough of a leftist.
Philip Elliott of The Associated Press, again reporting on the progressives' conclave:
"They faulted Obama for the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the slow pace in repealing the ban on gays serving in the military, and last year's economic stimulus package, which they described as inadequate at $787 billion . . . ."
"Activists say they would rather have 'good Democrats' - in the words of Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas - than moderates who don't advance a progressive agenda."
So, to "progressives," a "moderate Democrat" is not a "good Democrat" or a "real Democrat."
Vast swaths of the nation disagree.
To many West Virginia Democrats, the people who rule Washington today are economically ignorant, reckless, controlling nut cases.
To many Americans, a "progressive" is someone who intends to take progressively more of your money and give it to somebody else.
A "progressive" is someone who would abolish coal mining, put tens of thousands of people out of work to save a mayfly, and put windmills on every hilltop so we could have the power reliability that Third World countries enjoy.
What's progressive about that?
It's time for Americans in both parties to assert themselves.
The Democratic Party is on the wrong course. The nation is on the wrong course.
Here's to those, like Manchin, who lead the race to the sensible center.
Maurice is editorial page
editor of the Daily Mail. She may be reached at 348-4802 or ha...@dailymail.com.