Not everyone knows Rob Miller, but thanks to Joe Wilson, that is changing in a dramatic way,
There's a gold rush on for Rob Miller, the Democrat running in South Carolina against Rep. Joe "You Lie" Wilson. He's taken in more than $100,000 through the ActBlue.com Web site since Wilson broke protocol in the House chamber Wednesday night with his shocking shout at President Obama. And the total is rising by the minute.Remember when Republicans used to curtly speak of "Bush derangement syndrome"?
About half the money is coming from readers of the liberal Daily Kos blog through a group called "Defeating the man who yelled 'liar' at Obama." Other groups also apparently formed in the passion of the moment have names like "No More Name Calling" and "Joe's Gotta Go (People against inappropriate outbursts)."
By the way, a TPM reader has a very insightful explanation of why Wilson lost his self-control that is worth a read.
UPDATE: Rob Miller's ActBlue page has now raised more than $350,000 for his campaign to unseat Joe Wilson. If you have a few extra bucks, throwing Rob's way sends an important message to the GOP.