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  •  Big money can still have an impact this.... (10+ / 0-)

    ...year at the congressional and, even more, the state level. As you know, the state level is where a great deal of the damage is being done now, on everything from reproductive rights to public sector unions. The 1%ers have made common cause with the Tenthers to transfer more power over regulations to the states. See, for instance, Romney's statements in favor of letting states have the final say over oil drilling and regulating fracking. (That's just a first step but it's one dear to the hearts of the oil and gas guys like Romney angel Harold Hamm. It takes phenomenally little money to win a state legislative seat.

    As far as not believing these guys, let's not forget that Romney is a special case: he is unlikable, stiff as a board, unable to relate to people outside his class, and his unwillingness to release his tax returns has hurt him too. We're not likely to have somebody like that every time. A warm, likable plutocrat with deviltry on his mind who can communicate well would not be in the bind Romney is.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 08:39:49 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you for a very well explained answer!! (6+ / 0-)

      That gives me a lot of good information to think about!

      As a member of Courtesy Kos, I am dedicated to civility and respect for all kossacks, regardless of their opinions, affiliations, or cliques.

      by joedemocrat on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 08:58:55 PM PDT

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    •  This is critical (3+ / 0-)
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      2thanks, nomandates, SoCalSal
      It takes phenomenally little money to win a state legislative seat.
      A lot of local and even congressional races are very dependent on ground teams for success. You can get to personally know those candidates - which gives you first person info to share with undecided or weak voters.

      Watch the polls for national, state and local races to see who really needs some help, who is running well ahead, and weight your volunteer time accordingly.  

      I'm not much for the foot ball tackles that end up with extras piling on. If you find yourself hearing people have been contacted, are committed to Obama and state/local candidates, have already sent absentee ballots; find out if there are Indy voters or other places you could target for undecideds, new voters, Hispanic and the 18 -25 +.

      Fall is high school football games, regional fairs or celebrations, debate nights, and other opportunities to tempt The Ones Who Don't Vote. Voting is like volunteering - it can become habit forming quicker than any lifestyle change you have ever worked at.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 09:55:50 PM PDT

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