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  •  Makes sense (0+ / 0-)

    that KY dems would be more excited about another white southerner as opposed to a black northerner.  No doubt they had a sense that KY voters in general would prefer one of their own to a black northerner.  

    But that's why dems shouldn't be picking nominees based on KY voter preferences.  That's a road towards blue dog mediocrity.  

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    by Subterranean on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 04:15:21 PM PDT

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    •  Hillary isn't Southern (8+ / 0-)

      She was born and raised in IL. She was educated in MA (Wellesley) and CT (Yale Law). She lived in AR because she followed Bill back home. But as AR First Lady, she was widely viewed as "Bill's Yankee wife."  And, first chance she got, she left the South for NY.

      Now, Hillary probably understands the South better than many, after living in AR for so long.  And there is no doubt that race played a part in her primary victory over Obama here:  That was displayed on national TV.

      But I don't know whether anyone could have won KY for Democrats in '08. '16 is another story altogether, if HRC is the nominee.

      "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War.

      by SouthernLeveller on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 04:29:39 PM PDT

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    •  i'm glad you went there (2+ / 0-)
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      i could not think of a delicate way to say that

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      by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 06:04:07 PM PDT

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    •  I don't know to what you are referring: (1+ / 0-)
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      I guess maybe you just want to be kind of jerky but I didn't say anything about KY Dems preferences in the '08 primary. I said that in general and across party lines people here love her and would vote for her. I didn't even mention the primary. But if you want to paint all Kentuckians as racists, that's your problem. Having grown up in CT and having spent most of my life in New England and New York, I can assure you that racism is not regionally specific.
      Also, I don't remember anyone saying that Democrats should pick our nominee based on the preferences of Democrats in Kentucky. That's just a thing you felt like saying.  But you should know there is a very long and wide progressive streak in the Bluegrass state. The way to nurture it is probably not through the condescension and bigotry demonstrated in your post.

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