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  •  I don't resent Terry (0+ / 0-)

    I resent his old school methods.  We just got through turning Terry's style of politics on it's head and letting him buy the nomination in VA would be undoing exactly what we just worked so hard to accomplish.

    Your contention that Terry has grassroots support is absurd.  Anyone who brags they will raise $75 million from wealthy and corporate donors around the country has by definition lost any claim to grassroots support.  

    You and Lowell are no more grassroots than any of Terry's army of paid staffers.  You have been bought off by the promise of big money, plain and simple.

    Terry is going down in flames in this primary.  It's only a matter of how high he wants the flames.


    by Todd Smyth on Fri Mar 06, 2009 at 02:50:52 PM PST

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    •  Aaargh (1+ / 0-)
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      Seriously, I know you wouldn't write this garbage on a Virginia blog, because you'd get called on it pretty quick.

      These guys have not been been bought off in any way, shape or form.

      And for the record, I don't support Terry -- I do support Creigh Deeds.

      These tactics are disipcable. They do not serve your candidates interests.

      -- Alan

      •  You don't know me at all (0+ / 0-)

        Terry is totally full of crap and has nothing going for him but money.  If Hillary had pushed away from his style of politics and run a "Change" campaign based on a real bottom up grassroots approach, she would be president right now.

        Terry doesn't just represent an example of what has been wrong with the Democratic Party, he is what is wrong with the Democratic Party.  

        Al Gore was caught up in Terry's corrupt influence and his hope for running in 2004 was strangled in the cradle by Terry.  When Dean showed us another way to raise money, Terry sabotaged his campaign (see story linked below).  Barack Obama finally broke through Terry's strangle hold on the purse strings of the Democratic Party and we will stop him from regaining his grip.

        To be more precise on my earlier comment, Lowell and Lee have been persuaded by the promise of big money, they should know better and they will eventually be ashamed of themselves.

           "When Gore began to flirt with the notion of challenging Bush in 2004, McAuliffe went to work to kill off his campaign before it even started... The real threat posed by Dean came from his determination to raise millions in campaign contributions outside of the precincts of the DNC. McAuliffe's control over the party stems from his role as the prime dispenser of campaign cash, the elixir necessary to keep political recipients loyal to the party leadership and its policies. Dean showed another way was possible and he had to be put down."

        The Political Business of Terry McAuliffe


        by Todd Smyth on Sat Mar 07, 2009 at 03:46:08 PM PST

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