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  •  Our nominee will tack so far right it's not funny (2+ / 0-)
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    DemFromCT, libertyisliberal

    But it will be good politics.

    We'll see so many photo ops with people in uniform and clerical garb that we'll think Bush is running again.

    Right now our candidates are playing to us. A year from now they'll be playing to people who couldn't pick them out of a police lineup (except for HRC).

    As for your example of Rudy being out of the mainstream, this poll shows that only 32% of Americans believe that torturing terrrorists is never justified.

    Let's not let the echo chamber here deafen us to the fact that there are still a lot of people out there who don't trust the Democratic Party to be in the White House, and not all of them are Republicans.  Our nominee will be trying to win their votes.  Ultimatelt it's what they do that matters, not what they say.

    Our current President is the best example of that.

    What did you do with the cash Joe?

    by roguetrader2000 on Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 05:35:42 AM PDT

    •  don't confuse winning elections (2+ / 0-)

      (where 55% is a landslide) with winning hearts and minds.

      In general, the country is 33-33-33. What's happened is that the R's have lost the mid-third on many issues, and their enablers in the media (Digby rightly points to Gergen and Cokie as establishment types who exemplify this) therefore label the 66% as 'left', 'far left', waaay left' and 'extreme left'.

      And pardon me if I take mild exception to your echo chamber comment. After all, I'm as mainstream as they come. ;-)

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 05:46:46 AM PDT

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      •  the problem with Americna politics (0+ / 0-)

        you're right the country is roughly 33-33-33

        but in the past The Republicans have strived to convince the middle 33 they should be part of the right 33.  

        While the Democrats have been trying to convice the middle 33 the Dems are the middle 33 anyways.....

        forever shifting the window to the right.

        The world will end not with a bang, but with a "Do'oh!"

        by Love and Death on Tue Jul 31, 2007 at 08:27:13 AM PDT

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    •  One request (2+ / 0-)

      Just no more hunting photo-ops please. Unless you're willing to include some video footage of killing a grizzly bare handed, please don't even bother.

      Photos of guys running around with shotguns killing defenseless birds aren't really that impressive. The implication on the Republican side is that they're willing and ready to kill anything that moves. The thought that creeps up for dems is: nice costume.

      So no more of that.

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