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    Steve Singiser, beltane, pademocrat

    Let me just say I donated to Dan Seals - twice.

    Even canvassed for him. I certainly hope the 3rd time is a charm.

    However - I would be remiss if I didn't say it... How the hell did he lose to this guy?

    I guess everyone's got their own blog now.

    by zonk on Tue Jun 29, 2010 at 08:12:00 PM PDT

    •  Did he have any oppo research team (1+ / 0-)
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      You don't bring a knife to a gunfight and you don't bring a chicken to the doctor.

      by beltane on Tue Jun 29, 2010 at 08:13:08 PM PDT

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        greatdarkspot, beltane, pademocrat

        I guess I'll answer my own question - I think it was probably more of the difference between a House race and a Senate race --

        I mean, when you get right down to it, Kirk's mistakes are relatively trivial -- they're gaffes, but I'd have a hard time calling them more than gaffes... his problem has been that he's just utterly incompetent when it comes to damage control.

        Even a minor bit of damage control competence and these are probably little more than 24 hour news cycle "politics as usual" -- for better or worse.

        However, Kirk is just proving himself to be completely incapable of handling the slightest bit of scrutiny.

        It's just impossible to that in a House race - you'll never be able to shine a light that bright.

        That's not to say that I don't hope Seals has better oppo research this time around

        I guess everyone's got their own blog now.

        by zonk on Tue Jun 29, 2010 at 08:18:18 PM PDT

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        •  And in house districts, politics is more personal (0+ / 0-)

          and folks would know Kirk, or know somebody who works for him and like him.  So this type of attack wouldn't have had much of an effect as it does state wide where a lot of folks are just getting to know him.

          Politics is like playing Asteroids - You go far enough to the left and you end up on the right. Or vice-versa.

          by Jonze on Tue Jun 29, 2010 at 08:45:13 PM PDT

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    •  Donated Too... (0+ / 0-)

      Although his crew this time around has been pretty good at knocking around Bob Dold (not to be confused with Bob Dole!).

      "You share your young with the wolves of the nation...
      Theres nothing left til you pray for salvation"
      Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "American X"

      by Steve Singiser on Tue Jun 29, 2010 at 08:16:04 PM PDT

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