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  •  Grayson's running on his record, and on what (5+ / 0-)

    the Obama administration has accomplished.  I think he'll be okay, polls be could anyone in his district NOT like him?

    Once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    by darthstar on Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 11:27:06 AM PDT

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    •  I don't know (0+ / 0-)

      Every pundit has said he will lose plus he has all of talk radio against him plus they are probably spending tens of millions in special interest money to defeat him.
      He is no 1 on the priority list in the house. His only hope is strong AA turnout.

    •  Ah... (0+ / 0-)

      as I wrote on Saturday, the Orlando Sentinel has endorsed Dan Webster (R) over Grayson, citing his "antics" as an "embarrassment".

    •  I assume you're joking (2+ / 0-)
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      I moved from Florida last month, but I've gotten multiple emails from people who were totally disgusted by the Taliban Dan add.  These are independents, who hich Grayson has to have to win. All the FL papers trashed the ad (with good reason IMO).

      Most of his "antics" have been in defense of good policy.  I love the guy.  But I'm pretty certain his one poor choice in blatently taking his opponent's words out of context in an ad has doomed his campaign. It was already a tough race due to the partisan makeup of the district, and he shot himself in the foot.

      That said, I'd love to see a poll that proves the anecdotal evidence wrong.

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      by eparrot on Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 12:30:35 PM PDT

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        •  sure he did (0+ / 0-)

          appreciate the response, kos, but yes he took that tiny snippet of the video totally out of context.

          Does Taliban Dan actually believe what Grayson said he does?  Almost certainly, for the reasons the diary you linked to stated. the guy he admires believes it.  But not once do you find him on record saying it.

          I love Grayson and one IMO poor choice of ad doesn't change a damn thing about that. Politics is a contact sport, and I'm not moralizing. But tactically, it was the among the dumbest moves by a dem this cycle, using a clip where the larger footage clearly contradicts the clip he used. Especially in a swing state as religious as Florida.

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          by eparrot on Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 01:56:23 PM PDT

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