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  •  Brown? Are you kidding me? (0+ / 0-)

    Now you could mean Scott Brown, but I don't think that's who you mean. Sherrod Brown is absolutely nowhere close to being a populist.

    You don't get to be a populist by adopting certain issue positions. You're a populist based on your acdtual base among the people, as opposed to party machines. Sherrod Brown is a relatively good Senator, but he's a machine politician all the way.

    Likewise, Feingold and Franken have not been populists in the ways that they organized their campaigns.

    Sanders, ok maybe, if you think Vermont has any ordinary people.

    It can't be "too early to tell." Either you run a populist campaign, or you aren't one.

    "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

    by Ohiobama on Fri May 14, 2010 at 06:51:37 AM PDT

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    •  Wow, you disparaged a whole state with only a (2+ / 0-)
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      few words. What else can you do?

      The Republicans have turned into Archie Bunker's evil twin of the 21st Century.

      by gooderservice on Fri May 14, 2010 at 07:09:54 AM PDT

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      •  I like Vermont (1+ / 0-)
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        but being a populist in Vermont is a strange concept. Who isn't a populist in Vermont? It's a non-traditional state.

        It's not like there's some onerous political machine to battle in Vermont.

        "Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage." -- Ambrose Bierce

        by Ohiobama on Fri May 14, 2010 at 07:14:26 AM PDT

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