Looking at the possible candidates to take on Mitch McConnell the only person I see that has a chance is Andrew Horne.
Listen to what he has to say:
Here is an interview with Horne by MediaCzech:
He even quotes Sun Tzu when talking about Bush’s war in Iraq.
The ancient Chinese military strategist, Sun Tzu, first espoused the importance of moral authority in war around 200-300 B.C. in the seminal work on military strategy, The Art of War. It has been said that “Sun Tzu’s essays on The Art of War form the earliest of known treatises on the subject, but have never been surpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding. They might be termed the concentrated essence of wisdom on the conduct of war.” Here are a few pertinent examples:
Those who excel in war first cultivate their own humanity
and justice and maintain their laws and institutions. By
these means they make their governments invincible.
The first of the five fundamental factors [of war] is moral
influence… If the sovereign governs justly, benevolently,
and righteously, he follows the Right Path or Right Way,
and thus exerts a superior degree of moral influence.
By moral influence I mean that which causes the people to
be in harmony with their leaders, so that they will
accompany them in life and unto death without fear of
There is no general who has not heard of these five factors.
Those who master them win; those who do not are
These passages illuminate the fallacy in the overly simplistic “get tough” attitude
of the Administration.
For what it’s worth, he has my endorsement.