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  •  Then what other objective electability metrics... (1+ / 0-)
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    Niniane

    ...are there?

    •  Not a whole lot, (1+ / 0-)
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      JedReport

      Not that will matter in a month or two, I'm afraid.
      It's not really an exact science, you know?

      What little there is is to easily seen subjectively, like my belief that Hillary has been through the fire already, and you think JRE's prior presidential campaign experience is much more important.

      I think they are all electable.

      I just can't see allowing an assertion contrary to my own stand unchallenged. I hope I have done so respectfully and at least a little bit rationally.
      I appreciate the work you have done here, but I can't help but see it as still very subjective.

      Thanks for the exchange, and good luck.

      "As God is my witness, I thought wingnuts could fly."

      by Niniane on Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 04:27:36 PM PST

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      •  Good luck to you too (1+ / 0-)
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        Niniane

        Also, if I said she's unelectable, or implied it, I didn't mean to. I just think her campaign is going to be tougher because she doesn't start out with as big a lead; and I think that will make electing a dominantly Democratic Congress more difficult.

      •  By the way (1+ / 0-)
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        Niniane

        I dropped my first ever TR on someone today, a comment downthread that is a slur against BO and HRC. Since you've been around here awhile, can you confirm for me that my TR was appropriate?

        •  Yep, most deserved (1+ / 0-)
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          JedReport

          unless they were trying to paraphrase what they think you might have been trying to say.

          I don't think that's the case here though...

          My guideline is to try not to TR commenters to your own diary, unless they really cross the line, which I think this one did.
          Also, it is usually considered good etiquette to leave a comment explaining why you left the TR.
          Be polite when you do, so as to not give them an excuse to retaliate.
          And always check back periodically to see if they respond... after all, you may have misunderstood their intent.
          Give the benefit of the doubt when you are not sure, and never follow the mob... make up your own mind as to what merits your TR's... which if this is your first one, you probably already do.

          I hit them too, and I'm surprised more people haven't. I thought it was pretty repugnant, and I'm a veteran of the candidate wars... I have  a pretty high tolerance... I even got one myself tonight, and I have no idea why.

          "As God is my witness, I thought wingnuts could fly."

          by Niniane on Fri Dec 14, 2007 at 06:43:14 PM PST

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