The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel joins the speculation about a Feingold Presidential run:
Feingold's campaign manager for his recent Senate romp, George Aldrich, said Feingold would not be available to discuss just what he was up to. But neither did Aldrich seek to throw cold water on questions about a possible presidential run for the lawyer and former state senator from Middleton. "There is no doubt that Sen. Feingold will be looked at as a new voice for the party as it moves forward," Aldrich wrote in a statement. "He has every intention of continuing to use his voice to build the party, to speak out on important issues and to advance a progressive reform agenda that not only has a lot of support in Wisconsin but across the country." Tamara Pogue, a former official of the Dean presidential campaign now working for the Wisconsin branch of America Coming Together, a Democrat-leaning voter mobilization organization, said a Feingold candidacy was "absolutely realistic," given Feingold's ability to build a grass-roots organization and net a big base of small contributors. Paul Maslin, a Madison-based pollster who worked with Dean and has worked for U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), said Feingold had an advantage being next door to Iowa, politically important because of its early caucuses, and because of his outsider status. "He's at a point in his life where he may be more willing to step out. And why not? This is a time for the Democrats where it's the more the merrier. The bottom line is, 'road-test it,' " Maslin said...In a 1992 interview with The Washington Post, shortly after his upset of two-better known Democratic rivals and incumbent Sen. Robert Kasten (R-Wis.), Feingold described his formula for winning longshot campaigns. "The plan was to take advantage of the fact that I didn't have money, to make every weakness a strength, to be the one guy in the race who didn't look big and powerful and have the big money," he said.


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