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  •  I'm not of the opinion that a primary... (0+ / 0-)

    softens him up too much, provided he wins it. Not many people argued as much in the 2008 Dem Presidential. In some ways, some of the campaigning and campaign made for better candidates.
    But I have a tendency to inherently reject the notion that relies on the "moderate in a moderate State" and uses it as a means to argue against providing Dem voters their own choice of candidate in primaries, as voters in varying states have shown time and again they are willing to look beyond ideologies and the like. How does WI go from Feingold to Johnson? MN from Wellstone to Coleman? Then to Franken? There's more to it than "too left for a moderate state" and "moderate in a moderate state". And operating in that mode of thinking only assures us of having a Democratic Party that is the same as it always is "moderate".

    Except, of course, when it's not busy moving right...

    More and Better Democrats

    by SJerseyIndy on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 11:48:46 AM PST

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    •  Wisconsin is a Dem leaning swing state (0+ / 0-)

      So is Minnesota. When did a liberal last win statewide in FL? I don't ascribe to the view that a primary for the sake of choice is worth it when an incumbent is involved who IMO has done a decent job.

    •  Nelson is a fine Senator representing his state (3+ / 0-)
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      well.  Anybody who thinks they can do a better job and are called to service can primary anyone they want, but there isn't the slightest reason to primary Nelson, and even less reason to use up space on something that both isn't going to happen and would be an utter waste of time if it did.

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/13/21516/201/804/660248

      by tommypaine on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 01:44:36 PM PST

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    •  I agree with you about the need of have (1+ / 0-)
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      about the need of have of have more liberal to progressive democrats. It is necessary like we can see in Wisconsin.

      I think also it is necessary to have enough democrats for have a majority, and sometimes that mean we need to have less leftist politicians than I would like.

      I would not primary Bill Nelson.

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