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  •  Doesn't answer my question. (1+ / 0-)
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    I know some of you are gung-ho for Brunner, but with her anemic fund raising I don't see how she can win the general election.  Why is Fisher, who has raised significantly more money, so bad that we should support someone less likely to actually win the general election?

    I see no reason for me to get involved in this race.

    "Intolerance is something which belongs to the religions we have rejected." - J.J. Rousseau

    by James Allen on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 07:16:01 PM PST

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    •  backwards (3+ / 0-)
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      brunner is the only one with a chance to beat portman; she has a recent record of demonstrable success as SoS.  fisher has only losses in recent history.  why he's the establishment choice is baffling, but if we can get brunner through the primary, she'll have all that official backing and will kick portman's ass.  

      fisher's a limp noodle; while he may have more money, his ground game is teh suck. apparently, he was having to pay signature gatherers like mccain had to...hahaha.

      remember how "inevitable" the clinton machine was?  brunner can do this.

      People are upset Obama hasn't solved all the problems yet. C'mon, he's only been in office one year...the man went to Harvard, not Hogwarts. - Wanda Sykes

      by Cedwyn on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 07:20:42 PM PST

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      •  I don't see it. (1+ / 0-)
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        The Democratic nominee doesn't need money parity with the Republican, but they will need an enormous amount.  The battle that resulted in Jeff Merkley in the senate was $48 million dollars altogether, in a much smaller state than Ohio (in terms of population and media markets).  This will cost a great deal of money, even with a grassroots campaign, and I don't see her raising that so far.

        "Intolerance is something which belongs to the religions we have rejected." - J.J. Rousseau

        by James Allen on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 07:24:36 PM PST

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        •  but when she wins the primary (1+ / 0-)
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          she'll have party money and backing.  it's a completely different ballgame then.  right now, that support is going to fisher and brunner is still holding her own.

          People are upset Obama hasn't solved all the problems yet. C'mon, he's only been in office one year...the man went to Harvard, not Hogwarts. - Wanda Sykes

          by Cedwyn on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 08:00:43 PM PST

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          •  You can't make that assumption. (0+ / 0-)

            In Oregon in 2002 Bill Bradbury ran against Gordon Smith and couldn't raise enough money to get significant national party support.  In 2008 Jeff Merkley, the establishment candidate who was criticized for being boring, too moderate and cautious, and not having what it takes to beat Smith, narrowly overcame the insurgent candidate in the primary who had the support of many progressives and went on to beat Smith in the general.

            Sometimes nominees don't get much establishment support.  Sometimes boring establishment candidate can win.

            "Intolerance is something which belongs to the religions we have rejected." - J.J. Rousseau

            by James Allen on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 08:28:24 PM PST

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            •  oregon != ohio (0+ / 0-)

              brunner != bradbury

              merkley != fisher

              etc.

              People are upset Obama hasn't solved all the problems yet. C'mon, he's only been in office one year...the man went to Harvard, not Hogwarts. - Wanda Sykes

              by Cedwyn on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 07:53:27 AM PST

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              •  No, (0+ / 0-)

                Ohio is a much bigger state. It'll cost a lot more.  And Ohio can't elect someone as progressive as Oregon, either.

                "Intolerance is something which belongs to the religions we have rejected." - J.J. Rousseau

                by James Allen on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 02:12:42 PM PST

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