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View Diary: Can Georgia Democrat Regina Thomas Hold Blue Dog John Barrow Accountable This Year? (26 comments)

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  •  Yeah (6+ / 0-)

    Just like Al Franken couldn't win. Tom Perriello couldn't win. Barack Obama couldn't win. Etc. etc.

    Sometimes it is worth taking the chance if a good candidate is challenging a bad one. Maybe you're right. But sometimes it is worth ignoring all those voices who say we can't win because, you know, if we don't try we CERTAINLY won't win.

    •  Well Al Franken (1+ / 0-)
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      mole333

      was not in Georgia.  On top of rednecks we got Diebold, Newt Gingrich, and the rest of the evildoers who like to dumb people down.

      I would love for her to win.
      Our own Maxine Waters but it would be a real real real uphill battle.

      •  Agreed (1+ / 0-)
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        I fully agree it is an uphill battle. But so were many other races I have fought for. The first was a Hispanic woman running in the middle of Orange County, California (which is often as conservative or more so than most of Georgia), against right wing incumbent Bob Dornan. People could not believe we could win that seat. That woman was Loretta Sanchez, now a fixture in the House. I was proud to get in at ground level on that one. It was an uphill battle and we won it. Now she is considered a Blue Dog, but in general I have been thrilled with her and what she has done (she voted against the invasion of Iraq, for example) and the Repub she replaced was one that made Gingrich look reasonable.

        I can expand that to many candidates in the South who won against all odds (Perriello I already mentioned).

        And I know about the stolen elections in Georgia. Even Republicans have called out their own party on the Diebold scandals.

        But this is one primary I thought worth donating to. I understand your view. And honestly I think you are PROBABLY right. But sometimes it is worth taking the risk. If we hadn't taken the risk with Loretta Sanchez, that would be one less vote for healthcare reform.

        •  Good for you (1+ / 0-)
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          I don't live in that district, I am in a much redder one but if I did I would be working my butt off
          for her, she is more than qualified.

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