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  •  if $100/vote is any yardstick... (4+ / 0-)

    ... as in the Busby loss, anyone who gets 10 absentee ballots for Webb has just raised $1000.

    •  I do not like to make predictions . . . . (11+ / 0-)

      . . . and I rarely do. But I was just overcome with this sudden, explosive gut-level feeling, possibly born of the fact Kaine's victory PROVES that Democrats can take state-wide seats in Virginia:

      WE ARE TAKING THIS SEAT, FOLKS.

      Mark it blue.

      Picture it in your head - Sen. Jim Webb.

      Make it official.

      You heard it here first. I try to NEVER prognosticate, but I am so overcome right now by this feeling: This one is ours, on 11/7/06.

      Check me on 11/8/06, assuming I'm alive, and see if I'm right.

      •  And then we'll be 0 for 21 n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        daveinchi

        What's the difference between Vietnam and Iraq? Bush knew how to get out of Vietnam.

        by strandedlad on Tue Jun 13, 2006 at 07:52:21 PM PDT

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      •  Boy ... wish I could have that optimism ... (4+ / 0-)
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        Shockwave, bethcf4p, peraspera, PaulVA

        But, I am happy when one of my candidates wins ... as a "draft webb" signatory, donated early, and did some work for the campaign, this feels great ... and I'm prepping for more.

        But, I am happy because this means little Georgia Allen is going to have spend his money in the Commonwealth and can't send funds around the country making life difficult for other Democrats.

        Now, I think Webb has a real chance ... and I would love to have two former Secretaries of the Navy representing me in the Senate (that is, until we get the chance to replace Warner with a Democrat).

        I had been angry at Mark Warner for not taking George Allen down ... now I can be hopeful that Webb will do the job ... But, I'm certainly not predicting the win ...

        By the way, let the Rethugs keep saying DailyKos supported candidates don't win ...

        9/11/05, Day 1469, A count worth keeping? Or, Osama Bin Forgotten?

        by besieged by bush on Tue Jun 13, 2006 at 07:53:29 PM PDT

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        •  Well . . . (5+ / 0-)
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          Shockwave, strandedlad, macdust, PaulVA, jamfan

          . . . part of my optimism stems from the apparent fact - as evidenced by Kaine's victory in 2005 - that the RepubliCons can't cheat their way to victory in Virginia.  

          In virtually every other factor, I think our Democratic politics, and our ideas and our resources, are now highly competitive with the R's. The  only electoral arena in which we can't compete with the RepubliCons in '06, is in cheating.

          Which is OK.

          Because cheating is wrong.

          I'm not optimistic about Sherrod Brown's chances in Ohio,  no matter what the polls say. But places like Virginia and Montana there is traceable balloting with some integrity - I'm quite optimistic about our chances there.

          That's how we'll win in '06, a tidal wave that washes over any district where the Republicans can't cheat.

        •  Warner is still on my shit list (1+ / 0-)
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          PaulVA

          For putting personal interests over that of country and party. He could have had that seat, it was his for the asking. We can't offord to wait until '08, we have to get back the House and hopefully the Senate yesterday. His refusal to run shows he's got his priorities backwards.

          That being said, I'm going to do what I can to support Webb.

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