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  •  What are Democrats goals? (1+ / 0-)
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    GOAL:  Win race

    How to do that:

    1. Appeal to a broad array of voters
    1. Get them to the polls.

    what we know...

    1. Liberals will likely vote for a Democrat that is ALMOST a given.  
    1. Moderates we need to appeal to moderates and some right leaning

    what to do ...

    It does seems a logic strategy is to appeal to a wider audience in hot races.    Do disaffected moderates and republicans suddenly believe congress should be bothered with censure, two years of impeachment hearings, partisan bickering, etc..   How about repealing the partiot act, immediate withdrawl from Iraq, putting our security in the U.N. hands, disengaging from Iran?  Likely going into the election the Adminstration is going to be dealing with Iraq  

    I believe as a moderate what is appealing to me is  competent effective government. I want balanced budget, affordable medical and eduction, jobs and a stable and flurishing economy. That is more important to me then censure, two years of impeachment hearings and loads of partisan bickering.   ESPECIALLY THE PARTISANSHIP

    •  Democratic goals must be (2+ / 0-)
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      rockhound, betterdonkeys

      1). Save the Constitution
      2). Reinstate real debate and dialogue in political and social matters.
      3). Clean out our own stables.
      Whereby we then win elections.  Dean has the right ideas, and he was "Swiftboated" before Kerry was, and at a more delicate time in his campaign.  It took less to do in Dean than Kerry, because Kerry was the nominee when it became clear to Rove that Kerry had to be slandered and destroyed.
      It's the people, stupid!

      Patriotism may be the last refuge of scoundrels, but religion is assuredly the first.

      by StrayCat on Mon Mar 20, 2006 at 11:17:58 AM PST

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      •  Your list (0+ / 0-)
        1. Save the constitution?  how many americans feel we have a constitutional crisis?  My opinion, not many
        1. There is plenty of debate.  Demcrats are the minority and yeild no power
        1.  Clean out stables?  I find this the most intersting.  The dems you want to throw out represent a constituency that votes them in office.  They may be moderate or may even be trying to appeal to their constituency by being moderate in order to retain their seat.  

        I think it makes a lot of sense for East Coast and West Coast liberals to CLEAN STABLES in heartland america from those moderate democrats.  Good luck to ya.

        •  Wisconsin is on the east coast? (0+ / 0-)

          Democracts in the heartland cares more about principle than about strategizing.  I may be living on the East Coast now, but I'm from Minnesota, where Wellstone did well by unashamedly embracing progressive values.

          •  Principles??? (0+ / 0-)

            surprisingly principles is subjective.  Republicans and those that support them believe they are the party of principles.

          •  Wellstone Represented ... (0+ / 0-)

            his constituency.  I disagree that Americans are only concerned with "Progressive Principles".  They are concerned with functional government and the economy.  They are more concerned about national security and terrorism then they are with racial profiling.   The ports deal gets outrage, patriot not a whimper.

            both right and left wing should be more interested in nudging americans to their side not taking a hard turn.

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