If you follow PomboWatch, you will note that all of the anti-pombo material and issue discussion has generated only a very few posts. In the last several days, since Wes started to post about Pete McCloskey's campaign vs. Pombo, comments have started to come a little faster. The one who are old enough to remember McCloskey from his previous service are invariably willing to come forward and help. There is a reservoir of good feeling about Pete that should not be underestimated.
At the same time, especially since Matt's most recent post, you get the feeling that Jerry McNerney is starting to generate the same good will in the grassroots. That should not be underestimated, Ms. Tauscher.