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  •  Being LGBT is also an obstacle (1+ / 0-)
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    It's a synergy, being a liberal Madison lesbian.  Those three things together paint an image that doesn't exactly sell well on the dairy farms and nearby towns, which in Wisconsin have a lot of normally-Democratic-friendly voters.

    As I said elsewhere, Baldwin running for this seat is not unlike if Gwen Moore were the nominee.  Some people are just bad fits for a broader electorate.

    43, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and a boy, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Fri May 13, 2011 at 12:20:53 PM PDT

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    •  As I indicated above, this is (1+ / 0-)
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      one of those situations where the alphabet soup doesn't tell you much. She's a lesbian. For these purposes, that makes her more electable than a gay man.

      It's painful to say that, but I think true.

      Ok, so I read the polls.

      by andgarden on Fri May 13, 2011 at 12:24:23 PM PDT

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