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  •  Voters respect strength (5+ / 0-)
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    JanL, dmh44, elwior, indres, UTvoter

     That's why a complete waste of human skin like George W. Bush was able to get 55 million people to vote for him. He projected decisiveness, even if his policies were damaging and unpopular (and they were).

      If Matheson were to come out for a PO he'll get gored by the local crazies, of course... but if he sticks to his commitment, trades on his earned respect to explain to the public why this is a good idea, and follows through on his commitment, he'll reap the benefits from (a) the positive results of a public option (many of his constituents will directly benefit from it), and (b) the improved branding of the Democratic Party that would ensue, just as happened after the New Deal.

      Good policy is good politics. That's the lesson the blue dogs seem to be oblivious to.

    "Le ciel est bleu, l'enfer est rouge."

    by Buzzer on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 08:29:26 AM PDT

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