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  •  You Aren't An Idiot... (5+ / 0-)

    However, I think the Kossacks are making a really big deal about creating a litmus test about whether the word "Democrat" appears in a campaign ad.

    In general election advertising, the party ID almost NEVER appears. That is not the candidate showing shame for his/her party. It is the acknowledgement of a simple truth--proclaiming your party ID scores you no new points...those who would be mollified by that are going to vote for you anyway.....

    That is why no one, not Dems, not Republicans, does that, especially in a district where the party ID is strongly in the other direction.

    "It. Is. About. Winning."

    by Steve Singiser on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 01:25:34 PM PDT

    •  I'm willing to be wrong about this -- (1+ / 0-)
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      I think I'm so starved for the Democratic Pride Parade to happen!

    •  that is actually a good point (1+ / 0-)
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      chicago jeff

      Throughout the 04 cycle here in Texas there were so many signs and ads for Republicans in Red or Dead areas (Republican not Communist I mean, obviously) that didn't say Republican.  This clearly wasn't because they were running from the label.

      If no-one around you understands start your own revolution and cut out the middle man...

      by ResponsibleAccountable on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 01:33:34 PM PDT

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    •  The main argument about including the party name (1+ / 0-)
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      involves people somehow not knowing that Democrats run against Republicans.

      Maybe a poll could be useful in asking people what party specific politicians belong to. Just to see what the scenary is on this.

      "Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right" - Carl Schurz

      by RBH on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 03:49:14 PM PDT

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      •  My agenda here (0+ / 0-)

        is about associating the Democratic Party with positive messages.  I see that now.  Charlie's agenda has to be to get elected.  Then, by virtue of his virtue (so to speak) he will inherently demonstrate the wonderfulness of being a Democrat.

        •  Perhaps trickle-down works in politics (0+ / 0-)

          in other words, Congressman Charles Brown could then develop a base of support that helps Democrats win county offices, while also helping decrease the number of Republicans in his district and having some of them vote for him too.

          "Our country right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right" - Carl Schurz

          by RBH on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 04:16:41 PM PDT

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