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    For some people ten points down is just too demoralizing to keep going. They're already giving it all, and they know there's nowhere they can pull ten points out of. For others, they think they've got some untapped energy, and a ten point deficit is a call to get serious and close the gap.

    How about we play like we've just got one big victory, and that victory has bought us a ticket an even bigger game. We've just made the playoffs. Our team is so good, and we worked so hard, we deserved the win. Even though the other team screwed up so bad that the game was easier than it should have been, we can't take that win for granted. Yes, it's a win, but that was just the start.

    We've got the best candidate and the best policies. We've got the best energy and the best organization. They've got the media and the money, but they've screwed that up so bad, they're even losing some of that. So, we've got a chance to move the wins down ticket. Winning that second term for Obama feels so good, I want to celebrate by upgrading the Senate, winning back the House, and maybe even replacing some election officials.

    I'm gonna get out and do my victory dance now. This weekend it might look a lot like a guy carrying a bundle of posters and a hammertacker. Next time it might look like a couple of us walking around town with a clipboard and a sack of fliers. Closer to the big day, it might even look like calling people in other states, or putting up doorhangers with polling location reminders. Sometimes, that's what a victory dance looks like.

    After the big day, I hope some of you also celebrate by helping recount efforts, or even by following up cases of voter suppression intimidation.

    Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

    by chimpy on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 11:31:34 AM PDT

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