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  •  Wow, that's a noob move by him. (2+ / 0-)
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    ArkDem14, bumiputera

    Fenty was beaten by a black Democrat in the primary due to school issues, JJJ stepped down due to illness and legal woes, and Artur Davis lost the Gubernatorial primary to a white Democrat because Davis snubbed them and assumed they were in the bag because he was black.  Davis made a Republican mistake in assuming that race=votes and even the Democrats in his heavily black district voted for primary opponent Ron Sparks.  I'm not too familiar with how else Davis pissed off the AA community, but from what little I read back then indicated that: A. He was aloof and dodged campaign events with black leaders and personalities, assuming they were in the bag, and focused on appealing to white voters while not realizing that a huge bloc in the Dem primary electorate was giving him the cold shoulder. B. GradyDem said that Davis dodged the usual Democratic machine and tried to do his own thing.

    "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    by KingofSpades on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 10:07:47 PM PDT

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