Some will move on, others, not so much

I had a thought last week - about MoveOn.org's Petraeus ad - that it was a pretty brazen attempt to inject the organization into...

I had a thought last week - about MoveOn.org's Petraeus ad - that it was a pretty brazen attempt to inject the organization into the spotlight. Perhaps that's obvious, but MoveOn is, in theory, an advocacy group advocating beyond MoveOn. I thought it was a pretty bad move for the Democratic cause -- that the right would use it to its advantage. And, now, lo, the Senate is voting on MoveOn.org's ad! Sort of.
"To express the sense of the Senate that General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces."

The vote was - 72-25 - in favor of condemning the ad. What's worse - the Dem candidates probably had to burn the midnight oil trying to figure out how to vote.

Hilary said "nay." Some declined to vote.

Time.com's AMC:
Maybe Hillary feels that with a Clark endorsement in her pocket she doesn't need to cast a symbolically pro-military vote. Maybe she genuinely agrees with the ad. But I think Obama and Biden probably had the smartest votes here, if only because Dodd was exactly right in calling the motion itself a waste of time.

Ted, what was your reaction to this?

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