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  •  One thing about Frost (none)
    The one good thing about Frost is that he has a very personal grudge against Tom DeLay.  I think it's a mistake to look to Texas Democrats for organizational success, but if Frost can turn whatever anger he feels towards DeLay into something the Dems can use to be a real opposition party, then that's a small comfort should he win.

    "Well... you could always hang yourself!"

    by Jugwine on Fri Jan 14, 2005 at 01:44:15 PM PST

    •  Texas democrats are pretty tough cookies. (none)
      They've had to be.  If they are able to win public office here, like Frost, their political savvy and power is not to be sniffed at.  

      As a Texan myself, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if the cure for Bushism turned out to come from the very place that bred it.

      However, I don't know enough about Martin Frost to guess as to whether he'd be cure or an enabler. I am ashamed, I should know more than I do.  

      I do know that his political apprentice and onetime legislative assistant, Marc Veasey, beat out another Texas democrat, Glenn Lewis, for the Texas House.  Glenn Lewis didn't go to Oklahoma with the Texas legislature democrats protesting the Delay redistricting juggernaut.  He paid for that in the primaries.

    •  Yes but... (4.00)
      ...it has to be more than about get even. The dems need to get back to 'ideas' and 'values'... and I don't mean canned religiosity... about who we are and why we should be given a chance to lead again.

      While Frost nay be tough - he wasn't tough enough to fight off DeLay in his own back yard... how is he going to be tough enough to 'fight back' on a national front...

      If Frost wants to be SERIOUSLY considered  - he needs to sell us in the snow belt... we stayed blue... we don't want an almost red.

      He needs to show this isn't just about Texas.

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