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  •  Cautionary for 2012 (3+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, mayim, Tailspinterry

    the difference between 2008 and 2010 was the difference in GOTV.  Republicans tend to enjoy the same voters each time while Democratic voters tend to be less fanatical about voting, so it is the stay at homes who decide the tide of each election.  The lesson is clear that the grassroots has to turn out the vote in 2012

    •  You are very correct (3+ / 0-)

      Now, I am going to do something controversial this summer. I am going to hold my nose and canvass to get marriage equality on the Maine ballot for next year's elections. Now, I agree with my neighbor Bill in Portland Maine that this is an issue that really should come from the courts, like all successful civil rights legislation, however I will take equality any way I can get it. I also think that if it fails again in Maine it will once and for all make it clear that this should really be a court issue.

      Nonetheless, I am also going to use the opportunity to pep talk those who sign to make sure to VOTE next November.

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