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  •  PAH! (5+ / 0-)

    That's all I can say about Markos's decision, as it's impolite to question motivations.

    Suffice it to say that no one is going to move to the left as a result of Dede winning -- including, above all, Dede.

    Actually, no, I take that back: she'll move to the left when she's the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, some years hence, as their best chance to win a Democratic state.  When that happens, Markos will no doubt forget how he cheered on her advent onto the national stage, especially when she becomes a new Jack Kemp.  That's why you cut off the political careers of Republicans before they bloom.

    What this does is undermine the credibility of the site when demanding that conservative Dems support our candidate when they're nominated.  Does it give us some greater power?  Not really.  Either wing of the party can block the other from winning, if they choose, but when that happens the alternative is a lot more appealing to the other wing than to ours.  Deal with it.

    But what can we expect from a guy who never even rooted for Scott Murphy as the ballots were counted in that tight race -- and who hasn't had the ability to say, even now, whether he's glad that Murphy won or lost?


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