I think we should take a moment to commend Martha Abbott for taking one for the team; the “team” being Vermont’s best interests. Today’s Free Press carried a gracious “My Turn” by the withdrawn Progressive candidate for Governor, including the following comments:
I will decline the Progressive nomination for governor, a nomination I sought in order to ensure that the Progressive Party would not have a candidate in that race this year. Someday there will be a voting system that will give Vermonters a real choice between more than two candidates in the general election. But we are not there yet. We have a lot of work to do together.
As an unaffiliated, small “p” progressive, do I hear an “Amen” from anyone in the choir?