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  •  True (3+ / 0-)
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    berith, SoCalLiberal, nadeane

    The news in this is that Obama is the real, in my opinion.  He kicked a lot of fundraising ass, apparantly...

    "'Shit' is the tofu of cursing" --David Sedaris

    by LiberalVirginian on Sun Apr 01, 2007 at 10:30:32 PM PDT

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    •  I think he is the real deal (6+ / 0-)

      I think getting Tim Kaine's endorsement was a big deal.  Also having big donors like David Geffen behind him as well helps a great deal.  You know, I think that Virginia is definately in play for 2008.  I mean you cannot disregard the past two statewide elections.  I don't think Hilary could win Virginia but I think Obama could.  

      The way I see it, Republicans still dominate the growing states of Florida, Georgia, and Texas.  In the next presidential election, the Kerry states plus Ohio might not be enough.  My feeling is, in order to offset that, we need to make inroads into states that are more receptive to Democrats and are growing.  States like Arizona, Virginia, and Colorado (this is ironic of course since those states were once considered ruby red). Democrats did well in all three states in 2006 and that needs to be kept up.  

      •  I think any Dem (0+ / 0-)

        Can win here in Virginia, but it'll take a lot of work, just like it took a lot of work to elect Kaine and Webb.  I like your analysis for '08, but don't sleep on Kentucky )in addition to AZ, VA, and CO)...they have a Gov race in 2007 that may shed some light on whether the state will be n play in '08.

        "'Shit' is the tofu of cursing" --David Sedaris

        by LiberalVirginian on Sun Apr 01, 2007 at 10:39:17 PM PDT

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      •  It won't be enough. (1+ / 0-)
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        Judgment at Nuremberg

        Especially if HRC is the nominee. Even holding the Kerry states would be difficult, especially Pennsylvania and Michigan. I don't see Colorado and Arizona leaning toward her way either.

        Hopefully, primary voters will realize this.

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