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  •  To the voters of PA (1+ / 0-)
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    ca democrat

    Now lets drive the final nail in Santorum's coffin. Vote the SOB out of office. Get your friends and family to the polls and make them vote. The biggest failure by Democrats in this state has been failure to vote consistently. The inability to finish a race in the last two election cycles has been our failure to show up. Be the patriot, fulfill your responsibility and vote!
    We must have this election to have any hope of recovering our country for the middle class majority.

    •  As a PA voter, you are preaching to the (2+ / 0-)
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      Brian B, ca democrat

      choir here, don't ya think?

      I am thrilled that Romanelli is off the ballot, not because he's a 3rd party candidate, but because his petition drive was funded & frauded by Lil Ricky's money and party.

      I am a died in the wool, life long Dem, but there should be room in our system for legitimate alternative choices, without such onerous requirements for getting on the ballot.

      Here in PA, Casey & Santorum needed just 2000 signatures as mainstream pols, Romanelli needed 67000+.
      That's just plain ludicrous, but mandated by our state legislature to protect themselves and their power.

      PA-18, the forgotten race!

      by AntKat on Tue Oct 03, 2006 at 10:06:05 PM PDT

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      •  I fundamentally disagree (1+ / 0-)
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        ca democrat

        Political movements do not begin on election day. A real, grassroots political organization starts small and builds up genuine support until it can legitimately win big elections. Small parties are fooling themselves thinking a 2% showing in a statewide or national election wins them anything.

      •  I am saying make sure you and yours vote. (0+ / 0-)

        As an active member of the campaign, I am running across alot of people who voted on 2004, but not in 2002. The race isn't won until the votes are counted, and if half the dems sit home because this thing is won, we will still lose. Every vote is needed. There are a large number of people out there that talk it, but develop a limp when it comes time for the walk.

        On the third party thing, I have to agree with the other post here. The green party did not develop this candidate and he would not have seen even 2000 signatures if it weren't for Santorum funding him. And if you think that 2% of the vote will make a statement, you don't have a firm grasp on the political reality of this country. These small parties need to understand they act against their own interest, because they are all always just a different version of the Democratic or Republican party. When they run in the general election, they take votes from the plausible candidate who is most akin to their position. If it is a statement you want to make, the best place to do it is in the primary, as MOVEON did this spring.

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