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  •  They certainly wouldn't (2+ / 0-)
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    Audrid, James Allen

    But, I don't think a lot of people that calls DKE home would either. Although I think that the subsite subset would be more willing to entertain the requisite candidates to play in places like Appalachia, the rural South, and the conservative portions of the Mountain West.

    I am a Tom Rukavina Democrat

    by OGGoldy on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 05:54:13 AM PDT

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    •  I draw a careful distinction (2+ / 0-)
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      between Daily Kos Elections, in which the tenor of discussion is more willing to bend (within reason) to accommodate local views in Democratic candidates, and the main site, which too often seems to favor ideology and purity over electability.

      I should note, though, that in my experience I've found the leadership of Daily Kos, including Markos, is more practical and willing to compromise than many of the regular diarists.  Too many main site diarists and commenters sound as if they'd be satisfied with us being on the wrong end of a 70-30 Senate split, so long as the Democratic minority consists of 30 Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders clones.

      37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

      by Mike in MD on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 08:27:11 AM PDT

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      •  Good policy is good politics. (0+ / 0-)
        Too many main site diarists and commenters sound as if they'd be satisfied with us being on the wrong end of a 70-30 Senate split, so long as the Democratic minority consists of 30 Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders clones.
        If you ran those clones in every district, you might be quite surprised what the final votes are.

        -7.75 -4.67

        "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

        There are no Christians in foxholes.

        by Odysseus on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 01:56:23 PM PDT

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