After years of exposure to Democrats and Republicans, Rocky Anderson is almost too good to be true. I keep thinking the man must harbor some dark thoughts, must misunderstand something, must have gotten his facts wrong somewhere, and must have erred in some of his conclusions. But I've yet to come across any of his ideas or statements that aren't persuasive and well thought out. Even so, I hope he will be pitted against other progressive aspirants so that the strongest candidate can lead us into 2012. A progressive candidate will stand the best chance of winning if he or she emerges after a winnowing process similar to the primaries the traditional parties use to select their strongest candidates.