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  •  None. But if we are going to use our resources, (4+ / 0-)

    they are better spent on Perriello. The fact is we will see a lot of tough races this fall, and we are not going to win them all. Glenn Nye voted against health care, against climate change, against an earlier jobs bill, and therefore I will not support him, I will support Perriello. Better to retain 1 true Democrat than lose both.

    Fact is, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will not be running ads for Glenn Nye this fall.  Honestly, at this point, I don't know who the hell he thinks is going to support him. The Repubs are going to vote for him because of these votes? No. Democrats are going to get off the couch for him? No.

    Nye got elected because Thelma Drake was a shitbird who got caught with her pants down on Bush trying to cut Impact Aid 2 years in a row, caught with pants down on Veteran's health cuts by the Bush administration, and then completely screwed up having her office call the police when a group of constituents tried to simply present her office a petition. This won't happen again. The likely Repub is Scott Rigell, a well known car dealership owner who has plenty of his own $$ to spend and who has the backing of Virginia Beach city leaders.

    I hate to lose the seat, but it's likely gone already, and we didn't get much out of it anyway.

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Mon Mar 22, 2010 at 06:34:13 AM PDT

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    •  better to keep one than lose both (1+ / 0-)
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      This is a great comment and should be a diary (nudge, nudge).  I am seeing a lot of anger at turncoat Dems like Nye and Davis, but we can't forget the people who stood tall in the saddle.  It's better to stop the $$$ and direct it to those that need it than to waste time and effort trying to primary someone in a seat the reThugs will win if the primary succeeds.  Some of us have the time and $$$ to both support Dems like Perriello and work to primary Nye, but most do not.  For this majority the distinction you make here will be critical.

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