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  •  I think we're going to find out later (0+ / 0-)

    how much MORE important this issue was to Dem voters than Hillary or the Beltway crowd believed.  It was a big deal to Connecticut Dems in 2006 with Lieberman, I'm not sure why Hillary and her supporters fell into thinking that the Iraq War was "just another issue" that people could be softened up on by talking about health care.  Or something.

    Last summer you could see a whole bunch of Beltway pundits were imagining that the Iraq War was "fading" as an important topic to discuss.  But as Markos (or somebody) said, it wasn't that it was no longer important, it was just that the discussion was over- the vast majority of Americans (and a huuuuuge majority of Dems) want to get the hell out of Iraq, period.  Again, I don't understand why some Dems (and a lot of Hillary supporters) think that Iraq could be swept under the rug.

    It's a big deal, and I guess it will take some time for people to realize that (again).

    Civic spirit drowns in a hurricane of mere survivalism - McKenzie Wark

    by cfaller96 on Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 08:45:57 AM PST

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