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  •  Well, I did say that surrogates . . . (8+ / 0-)

    . . . should be the ones to get down into the mud and subtly shame the voters. Warren just needs to highlight Brown's record-- hit it over and over and over again, make it part of the narrative. So far, she's playing too nice by not doing that.

    29, chick, Jewish, solid progressive, NY-14 currently, FL-22 native, went to school in IL-01. Mitt Romney: the Kama Sutra candidate. There's no position he hasn't tried!

    by The Caped Composer on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 06:01:55 AM PDT

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    •  Surrogates could be helpful on two points. (1+ / 0-)
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      1. Surrogates could do some of the dirty work that is not always seemly for the candidate
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      2. Surrogates also shows that Warren is connected and has friends.  She would do well by getting the message "She's alright. You can vote for her." from people that have the trust of the Mass. voters.  A lot of people are not going to do a ton of research on records and policy positions.  Also, nobody likes to elect a representative whose office is going to be in the basement, far away fro the "corridors of power".  
      So, especially if Warren is facing a struggle with Massachusetts voters' reluctance to elect women, she would do well if some folks could remind those voters that she will be part of the club when she gets to Washington.  

      "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" --Casey Kasem

      by netop on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 07:09:15 AM PDT

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      •  Was thinking about that a time ago (0+ / 0-)

        Which surrogates would be the most effective? I were here I'd try to get the Obamas (deuh), a Kennedy and perhaps Clinton? But obviously they'll be working on the presidential race.

        •  A quick list of surrogates from an amateur: (1+ / 0-)
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          First, a few Senators that can say how excited they are at the prospect of working with Warren when she gets to the Senate.  Maybe:
          John Kerry - Everybody already knows him and a majority voted for him.  He could also be good at pointing out the negatives of the obstructionist do-nothing Republicans in Congress that are trying to break America.
          Jay Rockefeller - good name recognition, history of being a friend to blue collar workers
          Jack Reed - Army Ranger from next door? Can't be bad to have that stamp of approval.
          Jeanne Shaheen- Another next door neighbor.  This time from that level headed neighbor to the north, where they certainly don't elect "elitist libruls".  Remind folks that the Dem. party is a big tent and remind folks that Brown=Republican=War on women
          Chuck Schumer - Could be a big help in the western part of the state.  His concerns and his work with agriculture, outdoor recreation, hunting, energy and the environment might resonate.

          Local politicians:  Scott Brown has been running ads with Dem. pols saying that Brown is the right choice.  I think they are effective.  I don't have a good sense of who would be most effective here, but a counterattack would be good.

          Mass. Representatives: They're all Dem. Take who ever is looking good in November and is popular with indies and put them to work, stressing the importance of having a teammate in the other house to help "move forward" or "get things done" or something along those lines (maybe with a bit of fear-mongering in regards to the crazy/evil national republican party.)

          "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" --Casey Kasem

          by netop on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 08:21:08 AM PDT

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          •  Hear, hear! (0+ / 0-)

            I hope you know some folks in Warren's campaign, 'cause you've got some great ideas that they need to put into action!

            29, chick, Jewish, solid progressive, NY-14 currently, FL-22 native, went to school in IL-01. Mitt Romney: the Kama Sutra candidate. There's no position he hasn't tried!

            by The Caped Composer on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 09:25:57 AM PDT

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