Opposition to the war in Iraq is not a liability for candidates when Republicans challenge their patriotism.
Support of the war will not assure election, especially for non-federal offices.
Old fashioned organizing still works.
The right will attempt to gay-bait. It will fail for two reasons:
a majority of Wisconsinites are tolerant, good people; and votes will be lost on this issue only if Democrats get sucked into telling moderates that this is the most important item on the agenda.
The left will not shoot itself in the foot by taking positions 'too left' There is nothing wrong with:
Massachusetts style health care, stopping the parade of tax cuts for the rich, making Wal-Mart pay for its employees use of Badgercare, and pushing for more funding for quality public education.
And my favorite:
The best opponent a liberal can have even in the most Republican district is a clone of John Gard chanting, "TABOR, Conceal and Carry, Abortion, Taxes."