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  •  Don't blame Weprin (2+ / 0-)
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    sidnora, Marie

    It's like blaming Marthan Coakley.  They might not have run good campaigns, but had a Republican been president, or there been a more favorable political environment, they both would have won by 20 points.

    “If you think I can be bought for five thousand dollars, I'm offended." Rick Perry. It takes a helleuva lot more.

    by Paleo on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 08:35:03 AM PDT

    •  If you notice, I didn't blame Weprin. (0+ / 0-)

      I blame Joe Crowley, who unilaterally awarded the nomination to a candidate with obvious weaknesses, and did so intentionally.

      The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

      by sidnora on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 08:45:39 AM PDT

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      •  Would a stronger candidate have made a difference? (0+ / 0-)

        I doubt it.

        No doubt Crowley didn't want too strong of a candidate, since a good part of the district will become his after redistricting.  But Weprin was strong enough.

        “If you think I can be bought for five thousand dollars, I'm offended." Rick Perry. It takes a helleuva lot more.

        by Paleo on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 09:29:08 AM PDT

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        •  No, he wasn't strong at all. (0+ / 0-)

          As I mentioned in my diary, I met him under much less challenging circumstances, amongst a group primed to like him, and we found him extremely weak. If you want to hear what I mean, listen to the interview I linked to in the diary. The guy is in the wrong line of work.

          Might a stronger candidate have made a difference? Possibly, and especially if s/he were a very conservative Democrat, especially on social issues. Like Carl Kruger conservative, only without teh gay. And off the top of my head, I can't think of an actual person who'd fill that bill.

          The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

          by sidnora on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 05:00:56 PM PDT

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