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  •  I think you need to get your violin repaired (none)
    You aren't in a prison camp, you're in rural Washington. Stop trying to bully people with your manipulative words like "disgust". I've never seen such whining in my life. You went on and on about all the mistakes Gregoire made and yet she did well in most of your area. If the Republicans let her get into office I highly doubt she will make the same mistakes again. But your me-me-me attitude does nothing but drive people away. If you ever wonder why the state party doesn't pay attention to your area, your yenta imitation probably doesn't help.
    •  Quartermaine is off base on this one... (none)
      Funkycamper is simply telling you the way it is and what can happen in our rural areas through neglect and mismanagment by the state party and some candidates.  He is right.  

      I, too, live in rural Western Washington in a county that went for Gregoire...but went a lot bigger for Kerry and Murray.  I blame the campaign and the state party for only 2  (count 'em, two) Gregoire signs in our whole damn county here on the peninsula!  We saw Chris twice...once in July at a D picnic and once at a private (!) event the week before the election, 2 weeks AFTER absentees were mailed!  Sheesh.  Rossi was all over the local papers with photos and stories the last month and pro-Rossi letters swamped the editors columns.

      The difference in the rural areas, just like in the urban ones who got all the campaign attention, is not Republican votes but independent votes.  With no Gregoire presence, getting those was very, very difficult and made this election as close as it was.  Democrats nationwide have a rougher row to hoe so it takes more work to get and keep the Dems engaged and the swing voters coming our way.  The locals can do it but they can't always do it alone.

      Past time for a new state chair...ABB...anybody but Berendt.

      Tell me how you spend your time and how you spend your money -- I'll tell you what your values are.

      by oldpro on Tue Dec 28, 2004 at 12:14:13 AM PST

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      •  From what I've heard (none)
        Barendt is a lock for re-election now that Gregoire is going to be Governor.

        Even if Gregoire had lost, it would've been difficult to unseat him.

        --- My opinions are my own and not my employer's.

        by Aexia on Tue Dec 28, 2004 at 12:44:49 AM PST

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    •  Wrong (none)
      Gregoire barely carried Grays just a handful of votes.

      I'm sorry if the truth hurts but the Dems are in danger of losing what little rural support they have left if they don't start considering our issues in their decision-making.

      I think you're one of those urban-elites that is driving many rural Dems away from the party.  

      •  I've never lived in an urban area (none)
        but I know a professional victim when I see one. You would rather make yourself a martyr than help anyone. You just remind people in rural areas as to why they are moving away from Democrats. You're a shrieking headcase who helped Dino Rossi every step of the way.

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