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  •  Akin wasn't the top choice (3+ / 0-)
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    nimh, MichaelNY, askew

    Of the MO GOP, quite obviously. But let me ask you this: Let's say Michigan Republicans had run a "good" campaign in 2012. What do you think they could have accomplished? 45% of the vote?

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    by David Nir on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 04:45:37 PM PST

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    •  They'll have a higher ceiling in a midterm (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, BlueWisconsin

      "Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is." - George W Bush

      by jfern on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:26:42 PM PST

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    •  Yes, against a popular incumbent (1+ / 0-)
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      In an open seat I'd be surprised if they don't exceed 45%.

      20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
      Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
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      by jncca on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:30:40 PM PST

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      •  Stabenow wasn't popular (1+ / 0-)
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        by any stretch of the imagination. She spent the first two years of the cycle with mediocre approvals.

        "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

        by ArkDem14 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 09:06:58 PM PST

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