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  •  Why? (2+ / 0-)
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    Shane Hensinger, Sharon Wraight

    She doesn't represent us any better than she represented WA-08.

    •  Huh? (1+ / 0-)
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      I live in Shoreline and I would love to see Darcy representing us over here. I don't really see why people who voted 2-1 for Inslee wouldn't do the same for Burner, especially since there doesn't seem to be any credible Republican opposition over here.

      We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.

      Now the real work begins.

      by Omir the Storyteller on Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 05:29:34 PM PST

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      •  She does well in Shoreline (0+ / 0-)

        ...or in Redmond, where I am.  But further east and north?  I don't think so.

        •  It's not about ideology (1+ / 0-)
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          wu ming

          It's about how voters see you as a person.

          Darcy's biggest weakness, if you ask me, is that she hasn't been in the state Legislature, on a school board, etc. Now, I'm all for the argument that you don't have to have some career in public office before you run for Congress.

          But going up against Dave Reichert, Mr. Sheriff Hairspray, who did hold local public office (even if he was incompetent?) It would have helped if she had something under her belt.

          In the end, it isn't about ideology. I think this diarist totally misses the point. There are congresscritters across the country who represent districts that are more progressive or conservative than they are. This talk about needing to find the right "ideological fit" is ridiculous. I don't want to see WA-08 represented by a Blue Dog. I want it to be represented by a populist progressive.

          I think when many voters looked at Darcy and then back at Dave, they settled on Dave because they felt they knew who he was. They may have liked Darcy's message, but if they weren't sure about Darcy, that didn't help her.

          Reichert was a sheriff. Darcy was... somebody who worked in management at Microsoft, if they even remembered that detail.

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