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Ned's gaining gravitas. He seems like a man on a mission to make our nation a better place. He sluffed off the "labeling" issue and rolled right along to the substance of what he had to say.  He's earnest and real.  His words ring true.  He has the courage of his convictions and doesn't let the other guys control the debate.  

Perhaps most importantly, he's creating a model for victory for other Dems this fall and over the long term.

The pundits on the roundtable of course were clueless, especially Cokie who called Ned's pending victory "a disaster for Democrats..."  It is a disaster for "centrist" Dems like Evan Byah, who have been playing the moderate card way too hard.  

The truth will be told on Tues, when the people sign on with Ned's message of hope and pour a cold water wake-up call on the punditocracy's "expertise" once and for all.  

Originally posted to jsmckay on Sun Aug 06, 2006 at 06:44 AM PDT.

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