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  •  weiner running (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    would be a terrible idea. the whole point is to keep him out of the news

    18, D, CA-14 (home) CA-09 (college next year). Economic liberal, social libertarian, fiscal conservative. Put your age and CD here :) -.5.38, -3.23

    by jncca on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 04:09:41 PM PDT

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    •  but have the people who matter here ... (2+ / 0-)
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      his district, had any real say in this?  Considering nobody has broken the law, it would be more fair to actually give them a forum.

      •  well it depends on your perspective (0+ / 0-)

        from my perspective, which is to elect as many democrats who are not racists/homophobes as possible, weiner running would split the liberal vote and allow a republican, likely a conservative one, to be elected.

        therefore, i'm preferring him not running, which makes a liberal representative much more likely

        18, D, CA-14 (home) CA-09 (college next year). Economic liberal, social libertarian, fiscal conservative. Put your age and CD here :) -.5.38, -3.23

        by jncca on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 05:05:06 PM PDT

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        •  split what vote? he'd have to be in a primary ... (0+ / 0-)

          if you want to exhume a challenger or three.  Otherwise, it's just him and his favorable rating in his district against a Republican of some kind.  The 800 lb gorilla is such that there is not much more to be said - he sends people pictures of his junk, you either want him in spite of that or not.  Certainly running in the special election gives him quite a bit of moral high ground regarding his mistakes.

          •  my bad (1+ / 0-)
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            MichaelNY

            i thought you meant third party.

            otherwise, it's up to joe crowley, and joe crowley won't pick weiner. i can tell you that much

            18, D, CA-14 (home) CA-09 (college next year). Economic liberal, social libertarian, fiscal conservative. Put your age and CD here :) -.5.38, -3.23

            by jncca on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 06:02:30 PM PDT

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