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  •  It's repulsive (9+ / 0-)

    I don't know what to do about it, but it is repulsive

    •  It's proof there's more work to be done. nt (5+ / 0-)
    •  i think the next task is for us to figure out a (3+ / 0-)
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      julifolo, mariva, plf515

      way to get people who vote in general elections and who tend to be more apolitical than those who vote in congressional races  and pay attention to ballot initiatives to vote for more than just the president.

      In my district we lost closely on congressional hopeful (Doug Tudor) by only 50,000 votes despite the fact that McCain only won my county by 6 percent (Bush won here by 20 percent in 2004).

      I task for progressives and for the democratic party is to figure out some way to bring in those who vote for president to vote for the other stuff too.

      In my county i coordinated with the Obama campaign volunteers and canvassers by printing up hundreds of marked Democratic Sample ballots and telling people to drop them off with any other canvassing materials. BUt I am only one person.I think there needs to somehow be a more coordinated effort somehow. That's the way we'll undo this damage in teh future.

      ON a brighter note: I do believe that if we can get these amendments back on the ballot in 2010 and tap into the existing Dem database Obama has built and the financial support network he has built overturning these initiative in a NON election year will be easier. The problem of course is taht they will appear again in 2012. So our task is really two fold, Overturn these initiatives in 2010 and simultaneously devise a coordinated method of getting presidential election voters to vote for ballot initiatives too.

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