Hmm, perhaps if more energy had been put into their support by the people who are doing the pandering now, or by the oh-so-cool DailyKos?
DailyKos gets overenthused at times, but Kos himself commented strongly hereagainst chasing conspiracy theories.
While there may be overlap, even you admit that there is new stuff in the Clinton-Boxer proposal. Are your objections to the new stuff? (I've yet to read either HAVA or The full Clinton proposal but will do so now that I know about them)