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  •  Netroots are a tool not a goal. (none)
    The goal of a candidate needs to be winning enough votes for office and then doing the best job of representing and protecting the interests of his/her constituents.

    To do that, you've got to know your constituents well.  That takes hand shaking, shoe leather, eating baked chicken dinners that taste like shoe leather... old fasioned campaigning.

    The net can't replace that.

    What the net can do is more effectively educate, organize and mobilize people who would have otherwise sat on the sidelines or been too discouraged to act.

    I posted to Paul Hackett's diary announcing his run for Ohio Governor reminding him to be a candidate for Ohio, not a candidate for DailyKos.  Raise your money here, find volunteer workers, convince voters, but that is never any substitute for getting out and meeting with people.

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