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  •  Chemborg, it's politics. (0+ / 0-)

    You live in Texas, my question is not about issues but people. Who can best represent progressive or liberal points of view in Texas in '14.   All of those issues you mentioned and many more are relevant.  

    I make vague references to a vague strategy and…

    What amazes me is no commenter has asked what is the strategy?  How are you going to supplement the strategy with "21st Century" technology?  What is required to implement the plan and the supporting technology?  What makes you think this strategy will work in Texas?  Will it work in other states? My state?  

    What I'm trying to do obtain some feedback from Texans  about some possible candidates? And I'm asking Texans to suggest other candidates.  

    We need to elect people from a wider variety of backgrounds, seek leaders outside politics to run for office.  

    We are walking through a forest looking at different species of tree, searching the best species to plant to meet our needs.  Will a shade tree, an evergreen, a flowering tree,  etc. make the statement we want to make.  

    OK. I was reared in the Northeast in an area where decisions about the type and locations of the trees that were planted make a visual statement.

    We not deciding which branches need trimming for the health of the forest.

    •  So what you're saying is that... (0+ / 0-)

      your diary title and content was a hook to get people to read, ask about your "vague strategy" and give you feedback on different potential candidates.
      Of course it's politics.  And we could try to get somebody, mold them into what we think that we can sell, try and sell them, and then wonder what went wrong.  Yet again.  
      Or we could have an idea, going in, what would drive our voters to the poll, pick somebody that is fluent in those issues, and maybe win this time.
      So instead of focusing on the "who" could win, we might be better served by focusing on "why" they should win.
      You might be right about the forest thing, except down here we don't have the luxury of planting trees to make a "visual statement."  We don't have that many trees, whether your analogy has the trees being people or issues on which we can win.

      Culbert Olson is my hero!

      by chemborg on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 10:41:21 AM PST

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    •  Everyone is asking you what's the strategy. (0+ / 0-)

      Instead of answering, you're describing your resume.

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