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  •  Better luck next year Scott. :( (1+ / 0-)
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    •  I think Kleeb has a chance (4+ / 0-)

      Plus, as the Pollster chart shows — this senate race hasn't been polled since September 30.

      Things have changed in the race because of the Johanns scandal and because Kleeb is a great candidate. The video in the story just underscores this point about Kleeb.

      •  I wonder if we're going to start seeing that (1+ / 0-)
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        The Obama campaign is so flush with cash they're going to have to start finding ways to spend it...

        Heck, maybe that 30 minutes of prime time will be to introduce America to the next generation of great Democratic politicians.

        A revolution is coming... whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability. -- Robert F. Kennedy

        by Anton Sirius on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 03:41:16 PM PDT

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      •  We have a winner! (1+ / 0-)
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        I think, therefore I am. I think.

        by mcmom on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 04:49:34 PM PDT

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    •  If the Repubs get heartburn in 2008, they're (2+ / 0-)
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      going to positively vomit in 2010 and 2012.

      "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." ML King

      by TheWesternSun on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 03:15:20 PM PDT

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      •  I hope the Republican Party dies off (1+ / 0-)
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        It's been 150+ years since the last time a major party fell apart, but it happened to the Whigs in the 1850's:

        The party was ultimately destroyed by the question of whether to allow the expansion of slavery to the territories. With deep fissures in the party on this question, the anti-slavery faction successfully prevented the nomination of its own incumbent President Fillmore in the U.S. presidential election of 1852; instead, the party nominated General Winfield Scott, who was soundly defeated. Its leaders quit politics (as Lincoln did temporarily) or changed parties. The voter base defected to the Republican Party, various coalition parties in some states, and to the Democratic Party. By the U.S. presidential election of 1856, the party had lost its ability to maintain a national coalition of effective state parties and endorsed Millard Fillmore, now of the American Party, at its last national convention.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/...

        Not that long before the Whigs, the Federalist Party ran out of steam in the 1820's.
         
        I seriously think the "Republican" and "GOP" brands are so poisoned the party's at least going to have to go through the motions of dissolving, and re-forming under a different name.  

        We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

        by david78209 on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 04:27:30 PM PDT

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        •  I hope you are correct. I suspect you are. (1+ / 0-)
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          There is such a thing as a sane and rational conservative, as distinct from the neocons. Their POV deserves to be heard. They'll just have to decide how.

          "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it." ML King

          by TheWesternSun on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:56:32 PM PDT

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