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  •  At the DNC, I heard "elect President Obama" (14+ / 0-)

    too many times when it would have been good to hear "elect Democrats".

    I know that we need to re-elect Obama. But we need to do a whole lot more.

    •  From what little I saw of it, felt the same way (5+ / 0-)

      e.g, Why would Elizabeth Warren who is running a tough race against Brown in MA not mention her own tough race and link Brown's voting record to the conservative agenda?

      How would that have harmed her as far as also mentioning both elect obaam and elect democrats like me to make sure you are protected against the GOP extremism in DC?

      Instead, what we got was "elected obama"

      Its been the pattern for a while. Including at this site. I was surprised to see this post here considering the daily stream of content is "obama, obama, obama" with some passing mention of the fact other people are running when there's an outrage of the day involved.

      •  But if the top of the ticket loses, down-ticket... (2+ / 0-)
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        bumiputera, seriously70

        ... is pretty doomed in a presidential election year.

        I'm with you (see my tag line below). Keeping and, hopefully, strengthening the Senate, and converting the GOP House are huge priorities.

        But recognize that putting Elizabeth Warren so prominently on the podium was, itself, very significant. What I would not have done was give the allegedly Democratic Mayor of Boston Menino any place on the podium ... unless he got off his kick of being neutral but saying nice things about Scott Brown and (1) personally endorsed Warren and (2) promised to commit his supporters to work for her.

        It's follow-through on the street level that's going to pull those close races our for Democrats, and I don't see a lot of "party" active where it can be most effective.

        Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

        by TRPChicago on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 05:27:03 AM PDT

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