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  •  Walker actually got 1.3M (0+ / 0-)

    more than McCain polled in 2008. Barrett got 1.1M, beating his 2010 total.

    It makes no difference why 1.3M people voted for Walker, if 1.7M had voted for Barrett - worry about the 600,000 votes you had and lost instead of peeling off a few thousand votes from Walker's total.

    Worrying about the 1.3M instead is how you get Democrats fighting to cut Social Security and Medicare, worrying more about the deficit than jobs, abandoning a public option in health insurance, and losing elections.

    How to win:

    1. Get all of your voters to vote.

    2. Get the voters who don't vote at all to turnout and vote for you (another 600,000 in WI at least, I'd guess).

    3. Don't presume that you know what a voter's "interests" are better than the voter does, and don't presume that voters perceive the Democratic Party's relation to their interests in the same way you do.

        a. Ask the voters (your voters) and develop and implement policies accordingly (the present method is ask the donors and cater to them). Issue polls already do this.

        b. Educate voters or persuade voters where you can't alter policy to accommodate their present views; frame the debate to emphasize areas of agreement.

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood - Tom Robbins

    by badger on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 11:01:43 AM PDT

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