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  •  If we add Schweitzer to an HRC ticket, (1+ / 0-)
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    BlueSasha

    with whom do the Republicans do well?

    Overall, white males are hardly the be all or end all for our party's prospects. But even slight improvements overall makes us much more competitive. Short of having Obama-like circumstances again, there's only so much we can do to improve with certain groups. Nobody expects us to win white males, but again, improvement is the key.

    I also wonder how much improvement matters for the long term, both in the sense of getting people used to voting for a Democrat again and even at the legislative level, directly and indirectly. By directly, I mean helping us improve enough to let us win seats outright and help us down ballot to rebuild our benches. By indirectly, I mean getting people used to voting for a Democrat, even at the legislative level, which might--emphasis on might--make them more likely to vote for a Democrat the federal level. Again, we are not talking massive changes, but a few percent here or there really puts the screws to Republicans unless they see substantial improvement with everyone but white males.

    You're a Constitutional conservative. I'm a Constitutional conservative. Who isn't a Constitutional conservative? We are all proud Constitutional conservatives. Ted Cruz in 2016!

    by bjssp on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 12:58:27 PM PDT

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    •  I never said they were absolutely crucial-- (0+ / 0-)

      of course I don't think that... but to say they simply don't matter isn't true. That's the only place I'm going with that.

      "Go Forth in Love and Peace" --Be Kind to Dogs -- And Vote Democratic" --Dying words of Senator Thomas Eagleton, 2007

      by BlueSasha on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 01:04:53 PM PDT

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      •  I know, I'm agreeing with you. (0+ / 0-)

        You're a Constitutional conservative. I'm a Constitutional conservative. Who isn't a Constitutional conservative? We are all proud Constitutional conservatives. Ted Cruz in 2016!

        by bjssp on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 01:46:42 PM PDT

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        •  Crap. Commented to the wrong person, my bad. (0+ / 0-)

          "Go Forth in Love and Peace" --Be Kind to Dogs -- And Vote Democratic" --Dying words of Senator Thomas Eagleton, 2007

          by BlueSasha on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 02:23:28 PM PDT

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