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  •  I've been telling Roxanne (1+ / 0-)
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    that she should be doing more in Johnson County.  Look at how big we came in for Obama and the Democrats in 08.  She showed up for the homecoming parade but her campaign isn't putting together any fun rallies with bands or anything like that.  She's cool, I've enjoyed talking to her.  But the folks running her campaign seem pretty run of the mill.  As though she could win this thing by running a predictable, traditional race.  She is the one Iowa candidate with the potential to ignite some excitement but, so far, I don't think she's pushing the right buttons.  

    It figures, I'm in IC too, right?  

    An 'attack on the left' is the GOP in office destroying lives.

    by Sun dog on Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 11:47:52 AM PDT

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    •  dog, I know your precinct (1+ / 0-)
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      I agree, Roxanne could be hammering Chuck on how if he believes in the things he says in his ads, why does he then vote in lockstep with his Dear Leaders to stop it?

      If he is committed to renewables, and has clout at the federal level to do something about it, why doesn't he negotiate in good faith to get some energy policy passed?

      Chuck is tough to beat, because he has a great rep for constituent services.  My mom has a fantastic anecdote about that (he gave her contingent an hour unscheduled, while Tom couldn't meet directly for a scheduled meeting that lasted 30 minutes).

      Roxanne has JoCo in the bag, but I don't think this year's state-wide candidates get that it's not about winning Johnson County, it's about driving the margins here.  Have to make up for King-Land (where I hope Matt Campbell is driving margins down).

      •  bingo (1+ / 0-)
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        it's not about winning Johnson County, it's about driving the margins here.

        Especially in a midterm, there are always enough votes still sitting on their butts to have turned the thing around.  

        An 'attack on the left' is the GOP in office destroying lives.

        by Sun dog on Thu Oct 07, 2010 at 10:49:50 AM PDT

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