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  •  gomez has no chance! (0+ / 0-)

    I know everyone is supposed to work like it is the Coakley-Brown election.
    But seriously Gomez has no chance.
    Look at the numbers for this election- 400,000 Dems voting vs less than 200,000 Republicans voting.
    Gomez has very little going for him. He's not particularly articulate. He doesn't have any money.
    And for xxx sake, he wrote a letter to Deval Patrick begging to be nominated for Senator.
    I just don't see anything happening for Gomez here...

    Obama 2012...going to win it with our support!!!

    by mattinjersey on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 06:48:11 PM PDT

    •  The difference was even more stark in 2009 primary (4+ / 0-)

      That year D's had 668,926 to 165,007 GOPers.  Yes, this time the GOP race was competitive, but given the low intensity of the primary especially in light of the bombings I wouldn't read that much into it.

      Gomez is unlikely to win.  But the stakes are far too high to run a lazy race.  If Markey energetically campaigns and blows Gomez out of the water we've wasted a bit of money we can easily refill.  If Gomez gets the drop on us it makes passing anything in Congress that much harder and forces us to engage in yet another expensive Senate race next year.  I'd rather play it safe.

      23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

      by Jeff Singer on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:02:38 PM PDT

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    •  The Republicans were voting for Lynch (3+ / 0-)
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      If you are unenrolled you can vote in either primary.

      That's what the Republican talk radio host here on WBZ was encouraging his listeners to do.

      So don't underestimate the Republican vote come June.

    •  please don't talk like that (1+ / 0-)
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      complacent talk inspires a lack of action in people who read it. Unlike possibly yourself, plenty of "well I was going to donate/work on campaign/tell everyone to vote/vote but he's a shoe in" types exist, more than you think.

      I am sure in many of us if we had Your message amplified from everyone around we'd not stretch to make calls or donate money.

      I lived through the Coakly debacle, so if you don't mind I'm going to keep pointing out this complacent talk that infects other people with the excuse they need not to work damn hard for their candidate.

      All you have to say is "I think that..." and it takes some of the complacency out of it. "I hope that..." is even better.

      •  This is a site for analysis (0+ / 0-)

        If you want to worry about things like that, then you can do a diary on the main site, but honest analysis tells us that Markey is heavily favored to win his seat, citing Scott Brown as a cautionary tale all the time can get very irritating very quickly. Don't like the analysis, that's fine, but argue against it on the merits, not on "If you talk like that, Gomez will win, because volunteers won't volunteer because they all take their cues from Daily Kos Elections!"

        The attitude is pure Pollyanna.

        Politics and more Formerly DGM on SSP. NM-01, 26 (chairman of the Atheist Caucus)

        by NMLib on Wed May 01, 2013 at 04:16:36 AM PDT

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