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    ... but to the extent Democrats want to deliver, the base will stand with them ...

    The base will stand with them if they take a stand.  Not a "position," but a stand.  The base can take losing.  What they can't stomach is negotiating away your position before negotiations start.  What they can't stomach is settling for anything.  Indpendents are looking for strength of principles more than the principles themselves.  The weaker the Democrats are/look - as in taking positions that they continually move to the right - the fewer independent votes they will get.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Mon Nov 30, 2009 at 11:13:50 AM PST

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