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    My son noticed that, but it was far to late in the game.  He went looking for some basic biographical information and noted the listing looked weak and lacked an image of her.

    It's clear that a democratic campaign organization in the South has to be a full weaponized unit of highly competent and motivated people.  Unfortunately that's not what you get in South Carolina.  We're so unsuccessful that we've accumulated an entire class of people skilled at two things, getting campaign jobs and losing elections.  They show up early to get the job and open the office late.

    Since we now have other people trained and capable of doing this sort of work, who are busy with other things, conflict between these two groups is inevitable.  The capable people are often retired from Union or political activity in other parts of the country.  Others are younger people who have been through training and/or worked elsewhere, often having taken Wellstone or DFA courses.

    I saw battle hardened retired union organizers who had one bad meeting with some staff during this election who walked out and didn't come back.  They told me they understood how to win elections and what didn't work and they didn't waste their time.  They assured me that my pitching in regardless just perpetuates the process of failure here.

    William Hamilton practices Law and is a writer and community activist in the Charleston, SC area. He can reached through www.wjhamilton.com

    by wjhamilton29464 on Thu May 09, 2013 at 08:51:20 AM PDT

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