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  •  I'm not sure what it is (2+ / 0-)
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    James Allen, KingofSpades

    It is a pretty daunting task for anyone to want to do, particularly in Alabama. There is no "natural" area to look for the next Democratic base like there is in Louisiana or Mississippi or Georgia. Jim Hood populism won't play well in Alabama either.

    The trends in the state are not good for Democrats. I can't even imagine how one would start rebuilding the party. And I think that's the only state in the South where I can say that.

    •  What is Jim Hood populism? (0+ / 0-)

      "Didn't anyone ever tell you? There's one thing you never put in a trap—if you're smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow—there's one thing you never—ever, put in a trap. …Me." -The Eleventh Doctor

      by KingofSpades on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:44:26 PM PDT

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      •  Hood is known as the guy (2+ / 0-)
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        KingofSpades, Audrid

        who filed suit against high profile insurance companies after Hurricane Katrina when they were trying to defraud homeowners of various protections.

        He won nearly every case. And ever since then, he's been very popular and active fighting "business and banking interests."

        There is a slightly darker side to this as well - Hood did this with Richard Scruggs (a friend of Trent Lott), who was later convicted on civil contempt charges.

        But most people think Hood's work suing insurance companies gave Mississippian residents a better start at rebuilding than those in Louisiana.

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