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  •  True but republicans had a national structure (none)
    that supported it. For example, they had think tanks that took people and trained them. They contexted every racr and gave candidates for office the support hey needed. As far as I am concerned dems have focused too much on national races when we lose restricting battles at the local level.
    •  So let's build one. (none)
      If the DNC employs a STRATEGIST as its new chair instead of a fund-raiser, such a structure can be created.

      But in lieu of that, I do feel very strongly about local Dem orgs.  Find yours, join it.  If you need to, lead it.  I think it's clear that our party needs a new generation of leaders and legislators anyway, and I think that is the very best thing that can come out of this election

      Rome wasn't built in a day...but I, for one, plan to participate fully in its construction.

      It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. - Robert F. Kennedy

      by rygriffin333 on Thu Nov 04, 2004 at 11:58:38 AM PST

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    •  yes but (none)
      they didn't always have it.  The Republicans in the 1960s were where we are today.  Despondent, disillusioned and desperate.

      Goldwater was looked on as a freak by many Americans, just as Dean is today.  However, Goldwater took the true believers of his time (isn't that what they were called?) and motivated them.

      Even though Goldwater didn't move to higher office, he became the John to Nixon's antichrist (sorry for the analogy).  Dean has the potential to do just that as well.

      "Nothing carries the spirit of this American idealism more effectively to the far corners of the earth than the American Peace Corps." - John F. Kennedy

      by Khun David on Thu Nov 04, 2004 at 02:03:12 PM PST

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