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  •  Other than the fact that I don't believe (2+ / 0-)
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    'Independents' are some mythical group clustered in the center, or that Dems need to 'shift to the center', I'd agree.

    You want to 'shift towards independents', then just for crying out loud, poll them on specific issues.  I'm guessing on some they'll be more to the left, some more to the right, and yes, off and on, some to the center.

    Independents (and everyone else) wanted a public option.  That's not left, it's not right, it's just what they wanted.  Because they wanted 'choice'.  Sure, they might not ever intend to use it themselves, but they saw nothing wrong with people being given another choice, and if it drove down costs as the CBO said it would, all the better.

    You have to ask them on each issue, not just run to some 'mythical center'.

    I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken. - Oliver Cromwell

    by Ezekial 23 20 on Wed Feb 03, 2010 at 06:07:27 AM PST

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    •  agreed (1+ / 0-)
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      Egalitare

      and you also have to deliver.

      but you also have to define your opponent better than they define you.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Wed Feb 03, 2010 at 06:16:20 AM PST

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