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  "Failure to update campaign Web site" is best excuse for rejecting a candidate in the 32nd Congressional District run-off election according to the Dallas Morning News.  How lame can you get!  What is there about having an employee update a web site that is a measure of "political stamina?  And when did ANYTHING having to do with a web site trump experience, policy expertise and practicality? How bogus!  
  I guess you have to make that reach if your handpicked man doesn’t live in the district, has voted for George Bush three times and only formal act as a Democrat is paying a filing fee three months ago.  And it helps, I suppose, if he promises to be Republican-Lite if elected.

Originally posted to Steve Love on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 06:44 AM PDT.

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  •  :) Could you include a little more (8+ / 0-)

    pertinent information, for those of us in other areas of the country?  Like:  Who is running against whom, and who they endorsed or rejected?

    "2009" The end of an error

    by sheddhead on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 06:54:21 AM PDT

    •  Love (diarist) and Roberson in run-off (2+ / 0-)
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      sheddhead, JVolvo

      Dallas lawyer Eric Roberson and Steve Love, a retired Methodist minister, are in the Democratic runoff to see who challenges GOP incumbent Pete Sessions for this congressional seat.

      Mr. Love, 74, deserves credit for perseverance, but we believe Mr. Roberson, 43, is better suited to confront the formidable incumbent.

      Mr. Roberson has fresh and convincing ideas on major political issues, and his experience as a former Republican will help him lure moderates across party lines. Mr. Love's failure to update his campaign Web site since the primary suggests he lacks the necessary political stamina for the tough fight ahead.

      •  thanks for posting endorsement (0+ / 0-)

        You must remember that the DMN does not endorse Democrats in the General Election and so Mr. Roberson will find Pete Sessions using Mr. Roberson's words of praise for the wisdom of the Editorial Board of the DMN as proof for why voters should vote for him, Pete Sessions, who they are now endorsing.  This is a trap to get Democrats to abandon a real Democrat and elect a Republican so that in November voters will have only a choice between the Republican incumbent or a Republican wannabe.

        ...DEMOCRATIC candidate in run-off for TX-32 Congressional seat.

        by Steve Love on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 01:33:26 PM PDT

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    •  Good idea (1+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe

      I am in a run-off election with a person who has just identified as a Democrat on Jan. 4, 2008.  Before that he voted in Republican primaries from 1996 to 2006...and we don't know how he voted in 2008 since his county has not posted their voting results in the state database.  Query Eric Roberson for his web site and endorsements.
        As someone without a vote but still a stakeholder in this race -- as everyone is who wants a Congress supportive of our new President -- you need to know that I am a union brat and life-long liberal Democrat and will work with the leadership of our party not join the Blue Dog Democrats and vote with the Republicans as my opponent promises he will do.  I have lived in the district for 40+ years and have supported progressive candidates all my life.
        I am endorsed by retired Congressman John Bryant.    

      ...DEMOCRATIC candidate in run-off for TX-32 Congressional seat.

      by Steve Love on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 01:19:51 PM PDT

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  •  I noticed their coverage of the State Conventions (2+ / 0-)
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    peace voter, ilex

    was very, very poor. They basically just used AP stories. No realy coverage of their own, especially with respect to results.

  •  The DMN has a long history (1+ / 0-)
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    Simply Agrestic

    of endorsing Democratic primary candidates that it has no intention of supporting in November

    Third man in is how you show you care--Dropkick Murphys

    by dalfireplug on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 08:10:31 AM PDT

    •  All papers do it (0+ / 0-)

      Major newpapers typically endorse a candidate from each party during the primaries; even though they favor one party over the other come the GE.  

      This year DMN endorsed Huckabee on the R side, and I wouldn't be surprised if they don't go for Obama over McCain in November.

      •  DMN endorsing Obama over McCain??? (1+ / 0-)
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          Well, my friend, if that is what you are getting from reading your tea leaves, I want what you have been drinking.  :-)  I'm not holding my breath, however. Do you remember them EVER endorsing a Democratic presidential candidate?  I can't and I have been reading the paper for 40+ years.

        ...DEMOCRATIC candidate in run-off for TX-32 Congressional seat.

        by Steve Love on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 01:40:19 PM PDT

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      •  Smart voters don't fall for the trap. (0+ / 0-)

        Major newpapers typically endorse a candidate from each party during the primaries; even though they favor one party over the other come the GE.

          No doubt they all do, however, smart voters need to ask what the basis of endorsing a candidate of the party they are not going to endorse in the Fall.  If they are doing it to eliminate the strongest challenger to the one they will endorse in the Fall, voters need to be aware and not fall into that trap.  They need to be aware that newspapers sometimes use their influence to tilt the political arena in favor of their favorite while pretending journalistic objectivity. I believe that the DMN is doing precisely this so they will have a conservative in Congress anyway the political winds blow.

        ...DEMOCRATIC candidate in run-off for TX-32 Congressional seat.

        by Steve Love on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 01:47:40 PM PDT

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        •  Reading the Editorial Board Blog (0+ / 0-)

          A good number of them seem to be truly impressed with Obama. And he is appealing to significant numbers of Indies, and disillusioned Republicans, in many other arenas; so I don't find a need to drink anything other than my usual decaf coffee to think it's possible.

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