It’s really clear to me that Sam is better than Mike. The main difference is that Sam recognizes and accepts his role as a leader, and so makes you feel capable of acting and gives you some idea of what to do, while Malloy refuses his role as a leader, and projects his refusal to lead onto the American people generally, blaming them for not taking control of our national problems and doing something about them.
I really hate that kind of denigration of the American people. Jesus Josephson would have verbally dropkicked someone who did that.
Sam motivates us, and wants us to give to the Strange Bedfellows money bomb, that is the latest money-raising arm of the FISA-gutting accountability movement: http://accountabilitynowpac.com/
Actually I think it would be fine by Sam to give instead to the Blue America PAC FISA-accountability fund: http://www.actblue.com/page/fisa :)