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  •  Thanks, but... (none)
    ...I still have yet to see this on the front page, which I'm baffled by.

    My guess is that it's not a big enough priority in the dkos community. How do we change that?

    "Common Good" is a start. Gubernatorial opposition to radical neocon Constitutional amendments is another benefit. How else can we get them to care?

    I'm south of the river in PDX and see this as very important, but purely for partisan reasons. Your analyses are very insightful and I'd like to see a bigger call to action.  

    •  hmmm (none)
      dennis, you're combining (at least) two thoughts in this comment -- updates on the WA gov race, and articulating Democratic principles in a resonant manner.

      If you don't mind, I'll leave the latter aside for the moment.  It would probably take a front-page essay written by Markos or some other luminary to draw a lot of attention.  As I said, I'm struggling to find the words (the framing, if you will) to explicate these thoughts in a compelling way.

      As for the WA gov updates, I thank you for your kind words and your attention.  Interest in them blows hot and cold.  Yesterday, we did see two related diaries (SusanHu and kt-somethingorother) that made it to Recommended status, and the latter even got promoted to the front page.  They concentrated on the fundraising-style question, probably more newsworthy than a several-days-late wrapup of the first recount.  SusanHu did her best to "promote" my wrapup, and in the end she got the leg up instead of me.  

      There are some tricks and strategies that can help one get enough recommendations to hit the bigtime.  By the time my wrapup received its 20th recommendation (I think that's a "magic number"), it had long-since scrolled off anyone's list of recent diaries.  So maybe I posted at the wrong time, during a rush of diaries.

      In any case, I suspect that one or two of my reports while the hand recount progresses will strike enough fancies to gain wider view.  By now, I do have something of a "franchise" on the topic, and there's some buzz (or maybe I mean a low-level hum) of anticipation about them.  I'm not sure I'd want that much more attention...

      You're only young once, but you can be immature forever -- Larry Andersen

      by N in Seattle on Thu Dec 02, 2004 at 10:46:37 AM PST

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