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  •  well it doesnt matter now anyway (2+ / 0-)
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    Matt Z, skohayes

    i think those numbers would have tightened in our favor. meek has been running stealth since declaring while rubio's been running ads on TV non stop.

    i think an 8 point spread at that point was not a big deal.  meek was running stealth because he COULD. there was a GOP primary and all meek needed to do was raise money and sure up his own base. It's politics 101. Then come out hard once the GOP primary was over. It's basically the way any candidate would do it.

    And FWIW meel is very active in the state among dems. He collected 160,000+ signatures statewide to make the ballot and he's got his grassroots base in place. Steve Schale is managing his campaign. He wads Obama's FL director in 2008. No slouch.

    Now? I'm much less optimistic. But I'm just giving you my vantagepoint from Florida. Check out his Facebook page. It's extremely active and has been for quite  while now. He was  visible where he needed to be given the circumstances. Now that Crist is in, expect a lot more visibility.

    Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe. h/t MeteorBlades

    by mdmslle on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 04:19:51 PM PDT

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    •  Hey, I love Meek (2+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, mdmslle

      I absolutely agree that Crist is going to screw this up for Meek, but if the GOP starts to drag out the crap on Crist, Meek could still end up ahead.
      Read my sig.  ;)

      Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, And sings the tune--without the words, And never stops at all. -Emily Dickinson

      by skohayes on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 04:31:50 PM PDT

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