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  •  the Obama campaign took the GOTV (2+ / 0-)
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    away from the Iowa Democratic Party's "coordinated campaign." They said they'd run a better coordinated campaign.

    We got a big victory for Obama in Iowa without the results for down-ticket Democrats we could have had with a truly coordinated campaign.

    I have loyally donated to the Iowa Democratic Party AND to the DNC for years. I'm through with the DNC until I see proof that it's about more than a 50-state strategy for re-electing Obama.

    Join the Iowa progressive community at Bleeding Heartland.

    by desmoinesdem on Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 08:49:34 AM PST

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    •  I've never given the DNC a nickel (0+ / 0-)

      Not even in the Dean days. I keep it all at home (WA), and I encourage "what we raise here stays here" in all my party activities.

      There are always enough local high rollers who will give money to the DNC. It makes them feel like big shots. I want rank and file Democrats to practice, get used to practicing, and get used to exercising local control.

      My wish is that every state party will get strong enough, and unassailable enough, to negotiate with the DNC on a more level playing field over how states will organize and mobilize, during and between election cycles.

      "Lash those traitors and conservatives with the pen of gall and wormwood. Let them feel -- no temporising!" - Andrew Jackson to Francis Preston Blair, 1835

      by Ivan on Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 09:22:16 AM PST

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