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  •  Meh, it's about issues, not tissues. (2+ / 0-)
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    Chi, koNko

    Democrats did damned well among large sectors of the pigmentally challenged electorate and among many of us Y chromosome challenged-folks too.

    We need to have better candidates of any demographic flavor or genetic makeup. Starting at the local and state level.

    We need to fill them with better ideas.  

    We need to school our own candidates in how to put those better ideas across clearly and effectively.

    I'd suggest you go talk to Bubba bout all this, see what he has to say.

    We have great capabilities to target but damn, 'come here white folks if you know whats good for you' isn't exactly a winning message.  

    I loved the photos of O's tech team in Time recently, made me feel good about the future of the party.  

    However,  if all we are doing is giving them  the same old scuffed up off-centered balls to toss around its going to be hard to get anyone new (or old) to play catch with us.  

    "I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! " -Pappy O'Daniel

    by jakewaters on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 04:42:48 PM PST

    •  Better communication (1+ / 0-)
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      "Dem" positions do better in issue oriented public opinion polls but can be so poorly explained that the potential audience misses the message.

      Hate to say Dems need to "pander" but considering the audience and speaking their language helps.

      And showing more backbone - people actually follow leaders they perceive to be strong even when they do not 100% agree with the message.

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:16:34 AM PST

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