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  •  Then the Democrats are doomed (3+ / 0-)
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    All politics is local...something Republicans figured out and started working on 40 years ago, with great success. The R's will lose this election but they will likely still hold the House (it would be great if I'm wrong), governorships, state legislatures, state and local offices, school boards.

    The 50-state strategy was a breath of fresh air for us, here in a red state. Now I see no possibility for party-building, it's pathetic.

    I love it that Obama's channeling Harry Truman: "I don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth and they think it's hell!"

    by sillia on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 09:59:29 AM PST

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    •  No Dem candidate on my ballot (7+ / 0-)

      For KS-3.  For 12 years we had Dennis Moore in the House, after he retired it went Repub, and we didn't even field a candidate this year.  Kinda hurts our chances to retake the House when there's not even a Democratic OPTION on the ballot, don't you think?

      Thought is only a flash in the middle of a long night, but the flash that means everything - Henri Poincaré

      by milton333 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:09:05 AM PST

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      •  Exactly. (5+ / 0-)

        Even if KS (or NE in my case) are not crucial to the Pres election, for many, many reasons it's crucial we have viable Dem parties there. That takes long, slow, arduous building but it can be done.

        I love it that Obama's channeling Harry Truman: "I don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth and they think it's hell!"

        by sillia on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 10:52:23 AM PST

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        •  I mean, we've been out of power in KS-3 (1+ / 0-)
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          for all of 2 years.  And we're giving up on it?  It's not like it's unwinnable, we held that seat for more than a decade and only lost it in the Tea Party wave.  Why wouldn't we even contest the seat?  It's ridiculous.

          Thought is only a flash in the middle of a long night, but the flash that means everything - Henri Poincaré

          by milton333 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 12:10:41 PM PST

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