That is a question we should all ask more often, like every time we see a candidate for office. At the WVNN candidate mixer last week I posed that very question to gubernatorial candidate Bradley Byrne. Based on his reaction — “If you're a liberal Democrat, I can't think of any reason you'd want to vote for me” — it was apparently the first time anyone had asked him. He looked completely taken aback. Eventually he got around to talking about his ethics reform plan (which isn't nearly strong enough) but it was obvious he doesn't meet many admitted liberals on the campaign trail.
After that reaction I was sorry I hadn't asked the two Democrats in attendance (Steve Raby and Jeff Enfinger) the same question. Hopefully the response would have been better, but I'll bet they don't hear it often enough, either.
We're liberals (or progressives, if that's where you fall) and we vote! Tell us why we should vote for YOU.