They didn't like Hillary as much:
Clinton is no favorite of the Netroots, and hardly registers in the online surveys, but was a clear third in the Politico.com Straw Poll.But they liked the two seriously pro-impeachment and anti-war candidates even less.
Clinton's speech, a litany of disputes with the Bush Administration and policy aims, drew a friendly reception, though perhaps not as rapturous as the reaction to her leading rivals. She was interrupted by loud boos when she blamed the Iraqi government for Iraq's current woes.
The two candidates farthest to the left, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich and former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel, were warmly received, but received few votes in the straw poll -- just 5% and 1%, respectively.And apparently they still think Ralph Nader -- not a crooked electoral system -- put the shrub in the rose garden.
And when Ralph Nader, the giant of the 1970s left who may have cost the Democrats the White House in 2000, rose to introduce Gravel, he was met with boos.I don't take it as definitive but it surely says something ... and what it says is not very encouraging.
The truth is out there somewhere, but apparently it couldn't afford a ticket to the conference.