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  •  He could oppose Social Security COLA cuts (5+ / 0-)

    oppose veteran pension cuts, oppose bad trade deals, etc.  He could cleverly triangulate to the left of Obama on issues that appeal to older voters where I think Obama is particularly tone deaf.  

    •  You must be delusional if you think (5+ / 0-)

      that he has any chance of re-election if he goes to the left of the President.

      He could cleverly triangulate to the left of Obama on issues that appeal to older voters where I think Obama is particularly tone deaf.  
      That has no relationship whatsoever with reality.  None. Zero.  Where YOU think the President is "tone deaf" are probably the only places where Arkansas voters think he's not "too liberal."  Again 35% approval rating in an overwhelmingly red state.  What part of that is hard to grasp.  

      Going to the LEFT of the President would guarantee his defeat.  

      So, here's your campaign:  "here in red-state Arkansas, where the President has a 35% approval rating, Mark Pryor is even more liberal than the President."

      Seriously?  You think that wins in Arkansas?  Have you ever even BEEN to Arkansas?  

      •  I've been to Arkansas (7+ / 0-)

        And since it is one of the poorest states in the country, Pryor should be beating the drum and telling them that he wants to improve their lives. Being economically liberal and culturally conservative will get him re-elected. Being GOP Jr. will get him hosed.

        As a Dem, he can pretty much forget about northwest AR and kiss the LR suburbs goodbye. So this leaves LR, Fayetteville and the eastern Delta. NONE of those voters will be enthused to support someone who grouses, Mr. Burns style, that eight bucks an hour is plenty for those people. However, if he is aiming for a seat on the WM board, he's doing a damned good job.

    •  Huh, that sounds like he and his office (2+ / 0-)
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      Aquarius40, claude

      would have to do some real groundwork, work day and night, lots of town halls, meetings etc.... OR, they could go with their corporate interests, get a bunch of money from them to plaster on the airwaves and not have to do any of that real educating, person to person stuff.  Am I far off?

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