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  •   I have to say that yes (0+ / 0-)

    this recent campaign was too long and too expensive, especially considering that mitwitt rmoney has been perpetually campaigning for the better part of the last six years.   And yes, there is far too much money in elections, and this will only change with legislative action, and there probably will be none of this with the current make-up of congress.

    With that, since it is what it is, I think the dems best bring back Howard Dean (or someone with his approach) and the 50 state strategy, or the 435-some district strategy, or even the 10000 some precinct strategy.  Dems need to be present in all locations to contrast them with what the rethugs currently stand for.  Obama seemed to have dismantled this strategy in favor of his re-election, and  it's good that he did this, since he won his re-election.  But future candidates cannot be guaranteed to have his appeal, or his campaign's insight into the electorate.  

    It's time to start turning states like AZ and TX over to the dems, and making sure that the rethugs understand that it's not their failure to communicate their message that's loosing them elections, but their despicable batshit-brained lunatic message itself is what's turning off the voters.  

    And now is the time to start planning the 2014 war using 2014 battle techniques.  Planning elections on past elections is a sure-fire loosing strategy, as the rethugs well learned this past election.

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