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  •  Is there any value (0+ / 0-)

    to "a Manchin-esque figure" winning?  Voters in-state have a different choice than those outside it, but I'd rather support someone with a lower chance of winning and a higher chance of helping if they win.

    Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity.

    by David Kaib on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 06:47:09 AM PST

    •  If it were a lower chance of winning, maybe (1+ / 0-)
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      but it would be  NO chance of winning. Much as I personally dislike Bredesen, I'd much rather have him as Senator than Corker.

      It's what you do, not what you believe that counts - thenekkidtruth

      by sewaneepat on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 07:16:17 AM PST

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      •  Right (1+ / 0-)
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        If you are in state, this may be your best option.

        But my point was about out of state support. There the question isn't Bredesen or Corker, it's which races are worth you're time, energy and money. It doesn't sound like this one is (if you aren't from TN).

        Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity.

        by David Kaib on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 07:39:55 AM PST

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    •  Yes. (0+ / 0-)

      We're at a low point in Tennessee, as far as the power of the Democratic Party, and running Bredesen could change that.

      "Intolerance is something which belongs to the religions we have rejected." - J.J. Rousseau

      by James Allen on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 10:44:45 AM PST

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        my point is about where out of state activists put their energy and resources, not about the choices of in-staters, including who to support in a primary.

        From what has been said here, it sounds like if he runs, he'll win the nomination, and find plenty of elite level Democratic Party support (in part because of his good chances of winning, in part because he's more conservative).  I'd rather see activists focus on races where good progressives have a shot but will not get that sort of support.  

        Politics is the art of the possible, but that means you have to think about changing what is possible, not that you have to accept it in perpetuity.

        by David Kaib on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 02:49:37 PM PST

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