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  •  Just to reiterate (0+ / 0-)

    I voted for Ford and tried to get others to do so as well.  And Crusader says he worked on the campaign.

    We really wanted to do our part down here to turn the Senate blue, and we did our best.  It was just difficult when your friends who have been working with you for years to get Dems in office start saying they can't vote for this guy because he is so mean to his base.

    Maybe, as some suggest, his bashing his base won over some more conservative voters, but I doubt it.  Instead of constantly emphasizing his social conservatism (which really began to take on a feel of he doth protest too much), he should have run with an emphasis on economic populism with his social conservatism as a bonus.  I've seen claims that he did run that way, but I was down here, and I rarely heard it.  He spent most of his time and money saying "How dare they call me a liberal!" (which may have been worth doing once, but there was some overkill that started to hurt liberals' feelings).  It wasn't the fear of social liberalism that beat him... it really wasn't.

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