Since Babs Boxer, the junior senatrix from CA, has run for office, I've always said we needed a backyard streetfighter, someone willing to get down and dirty, to battle this axe on her own turf. She has run for re-election more than once and never had to use much out of her considerable war chest, which is rivaled in size ONLY by her mouth and her behind. Kurt, you're on to something here. We cannot win against bullies by appeasing them. It doesn't work with foreign policy and it SURE as heck doesn't work against Democrats and their low-information-voter demographic. We gotta be the last mud wrestler standing, NOT the candidate with the cleanest uniform.