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  •  Living in CA and knowing many in the Rep (0+ / 0-)

    circles (I'm talking Jim Brulte types) I can honestly tell you that Reps did and do think that they do not need to put forward very serious candidates to have a chance against Boxer (see list above).  Why put the more fringy against Boxer than against DiFi?  Because Reps in CA take DiFi more seriously, so they put up more serious candidates to unseat her.  Doing it this way help massage the Reps luny base (who got their crazy candidate de jour against Boxer) while at the same time feeding the mods in the party (who had their candidates go against DiFi).  Given the hole the Reps face in the Senate today, CA Reps will now put serious candidates against both DiFi and Boxer.  This is the first time this has happened.  

    Do you seriously believe that Boxer is the more terryifying candidate to Reps in CA than DiFi?  DREAM ON.  Look at the twos favs/unfavs.  You keep ignoring Boxer's lousy numbers.  If she were that fearsome why are her numbers perenially sooooo bad.

    Nope you are WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.

    •  LOL. The Rethugs here are incredibly dumb. (1+ / 0-)
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      Sure, they might have thrown their 'brighter lights' at DiFi. Bill Jones, though, was well liked and tanked against Boxer.

      Anyhow, the Rethugs here couldn't win a statewide race until Ahnold came along and the rest of his party HATES him. The other exception was insurance commissioner, another token moderate Poizner, a nobody, who got lucky running against Bustamente who ran one of the worst campaigns in history running on his losing weight (!!??).

      Fact is, the Rethugs here are a too sorry a lot to beat Boxer, and you underestimate her campaigning ability-- it is tough and fierce.

      Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

      by doinaheckuvanutjob on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 03:38:13 PM PST

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      •  You overestimate Boxer, She has not faced (0+ / 0-)

        real competition.  Sorry but Bill Jones was a joke and ran a joke campaign.  He had no money and nobody cared.  To call him a serious challenger to Boxer is truly LOL.  No Boxer is going to get her first REAL opp in 2010, whoever it will be (ebay lady, insurance man, etc.,).  Some have gotten too comfortable/complacent about Dem chances in CA, such complacency will cost the Dems Boxer's senate seat come 2010.

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