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  •  Probably his idea of GOTV for the GOP (2+ / 0-)

    Get them all freaked out so they flood the polls. Combined with the voter suppression all over the country, it could work (and I regret to admit I'm still not totally confident that we'll GOTV enough in the end, but hope I'm wrong). But it doesn't look all that great for Mittens.

    Bruce Bartlett (yes, that Bruce Bartlett) wrote a column the other day suggesting something we've heard before, but pretty much among our side of things: Mittens knows he's toast (quote appears on page 2):

    Personally, I suspect that Romney knows that he can’t win the election and is, at this point, trying to protect himself from personal blame for losing an easy election. I think that is one reason why he picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. The right loves him, because to them Ryan is everything Romney isn’t—charismatic, principled, versed in conservative/libertarian philosophy and dogma, detail oriented, charming and so on.
    And when even your own party is trashing your "plan" (term applied loosely) and bailing out on you this publicly, well, it just isn't looking very good.

    I just saw a poll with Elizabeth Warren up 5 or 6 points over Pin-Up Boy. That is very encouraging, but this is Massachusetts and he should not even be there in the first place, let alone be considered a serious challenger. I think too many Dems in this state figure things are in the bag for Democrats and don't vote, and Scott Brown's not nearly as unpopular here as he is among progressives, even among Dems. But this news is encouraging. I hope it's a sign that people are starting to wake the eff up and will turn out.

    Ich bin ein Wisconsiner!

    by Apphouse50 on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 04:30:04 AM PDT

    •  App, another factor in MA... (3+ / 0-)

      may be (my belief) that the party is not only complacent at the 'voter' level, but is suffering from a pretty severe case of lack of like-able candidates. they are so used to having things handed to them, that the party apparatchiks send us third generation, hack-like and uninspiring people as candidates, thinking that it doesn't matter, as long as they are dems.

      for my money, the most interesting dem candidates in the last 25 years have come from outside the mainline party- Silber (interesting, not someone I supported), Robert Reich, Bob Massie, Deval Patrick and Elizabeth Warren- all candidates who struggled getting the party to back them with enthusiasm and cash...

      "When you're skating on thin ice, you might as well dance." Jesse Winchester

      by The Poet Deploreate on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 06:25:23 AM PDT

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      •  Amen to that! (1+ / 0-)
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        I still shudder at the thought of Silber being a Democrat. He could actually have won, when you think about it. But he WAS interesting, that's for sure. And smart -- nasty, but smart.

        And, while I rarely speak this publicly, lest I get beat up on, I liked Bill Weld...a lot, actually. We don't agree on all things, but if someone had to beat Silber I'm glad it was him. And when I compare him to people like Paul Cellucci, Jane Swift, and of course, Mittens, I like him a whole lot more. If the GOP ever got around to rethinking its capitulation to the right wingnuts, they could do a whole lot worse to look to him in the next set of primaries. But that won't ever happen. Because...abortion. Because...Ed Meese.

        Ich bin ein Wisconsiner!

        by Apphouse50 on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 06:41:27 AM PDT

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