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  •  I saw that in the 8th CD as well. (1+ / 0-)
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    peagreen

    The Obamacons showed up en-masse for the caucuses and to run for delegate and support Obama in the primary, etc...  But when I emailed them to help out at this event, or the other, or donate money for Darcy, or attend a fundraiser for Gregoire, etc... no response. They were only interested in committing time, money, and effort into the Obama campaign. Once the primary was decided, most of them dropped off the face of the earth.

    •  it's helpful to hear that perspective (0+ / 0-)

      from your side of the state. I am a transplant (14 years-the year Tom Foley was thrown out)and am still trying to get a handle on WA politics. I suspect that will be a losing endeavor for the most part :) But nevertheless,the neglect of the local candidates is short-sided and extremely unwise. Candidates need to be developed and the party needs a bench to draw from. The locals certainly affect the overall brand and they are in a unique position to reframe the issues. And god knows (or at least imho) the issues need reframing...in this part of the state certainly. The people are still immersed in Reagan propoganda...taxes=BAD...death tax=worst bad.
      I personally am struggling with my own fatigue and the limitations of my abilities in general...however if people don't step up to the plate and make a committment now, things will go on this way into the future. I told a candidate here that I believed that the best approach for their campaign was to talk about maybe 4 basic issues, not the opponent. While that candidate was just lousy and was headed for a loss, I still believe that it would have been the best approach...certainly for the bulk of the campaign. I told that to my local candidate friend and he said in fact that had been his approach...the public was catching up to him and I believe that he was moving the ball forward. He came very close to winning with litle or no name recognition. The lack of party work here made a BIG difference in the outcome of his race.

      ..."For beauty," I replied. "And I for truth,-the two are one; We brethren are"... E. Dickinson

      by peagreen on Sat Nov 08, 2008 at 06:23:16 PM PST

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