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  •  I am deeply disappointed (2+ / 0-)
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    Allogenes, spnj889

    but there are plenty of progressives still running for Senate seats.

    We are within range for Hagan, even if she's not a greater choice, taking out Dole.  For Noriega to get Cornyn, and Novick to overtake Smith, let alone Begich in Alaska.  I don't know about Tom Allen in Maine, but it's worth every penny and phone call, let alone Franken in Minnesota.  Then you throw in good pickups like Colorado, Virginia and New Mexico, and other places where there's at least one or two pickups very plausible like OK, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, et cetera, and now you've got 9 or 10 Democratic Senators where there weren't before.

    Andrew Rice in Oklahoma is a progressive, as is Larry LaRocco in Idaho and Mark Warner and the Udalls.  We'll be in a position where, believe it or not, gay marraige will have its best chance ever of being a custom, if improbable and not initiated by a Democratic president.

    At the least, the perception battle over 20 years has dramatically shifted in favor of LGBT people seeking office and rising to prominence or simply equality.  I imagine the next twn years will improve with people like McAuliffe and the Clintons just getting older, and less credible.

    Republicans believe in gvmt. intervention for bankers and investors, I believe in intervention for the meek and lowly -- Nulwee.

    by Nulwee on Wed May 07, 2008 at 06:46:14 AM PDT

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