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  •  Good for you. (11+ / 0-)

    I live in California, which is something of a firewall at the moment - in 2010 we voted Rs out of every statewide office.

    We keep voting in republican governors and then getting buyer's remorse.  We've watched what happens when you can't ever raise taxes for 40 years.   We have our right wing rural and suburban areas, but the what Pete Wilson did to the Latino vote has helped in the rural areas, and enough of our rich people actually did get there by upward mobility that they remember what it was like to be poor, so our suburbs are less red.

    Bottom line, I have people I could have that conversation with, but such a conversation would be far less likely to swing my city, county, state than people like you in a genuine swing state.   Even if your county votes red, a few votes might tip the statewide totals.

    I just wish we could get a megaphone and repeat what you did all over.  Although the "we don't want to be " won't play as well in other states as it does where you live.   Around about here it would be "we don't want to be Arizona".

    •  Yes, (8+ / 0-)
      Even if your county votes red, a few votes might tip the statewide totals.
      That's partly how Obama won IN in 2008. He followed the "Illinois" strategy. Keep it as close as you can in the red areas and win big in the cities. While he did not win my county, it was much, much closer than in 2004. That was true around the state. We turned out 240,000 new voters too!

      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

      by Dragon5616 on Fri May 18, 2012 at 04:40:17 PM PDT

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