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We fellow Democrats are about to celebrate a historical election that has the potential to see the party grow massively thanks to the 50 state strategy. Sadly in Indiana the memo has not been received.

Jill Long Thompson is a good person with a long record of public service. However, sadly her campaign is a joke and I mean an UTTER J.O.K.E! Her campaign manager, Travis Lowe, has run a campaign short on dollars and completely lacking in message. The case in point is the email that I just received. Currently Hoosiers, like the rest of the nation, are facing home foreclosures and Republican corruption. But what does Travis Lowe decide that Jill and the campaign should talk about? Well lets talk about freaking Daylight Savings Time!

Sunday morning at 2:00 a.m., Hoosiers across the state will be moving their clocks back one hour, thanks to Mitch Daniels and his one-sided decision making style. His approach to the issue of Daylight Savings Time has left too many Hoosiers in the dark.

As Governor, Jill will work for a statewide referendum on the issue of Daylight Savings Time, so that the voices of all Hoosiers can be heard. She believes that with your input, we can create a policy that better suits the needs of Indiana.

It's time to change more than our clocks.  It's time to change our Governor.

Sincerely,

Travis Lowe
Campaign Manager
Hoosiers for Jill

I mean seriously with all that the Daniels administration has done this is all you can talk about? Why not talk about how Daniel's voted down basic Mercury protection laws in Indiana? Heck there are so many real issues to talk about, but instead this campaign talks about Daylight Savings Time and Gas Tax Holidays.

I don't like calling out my fellow Dem's, but Travis Lowe and the campaign of Jill Long Thompson perfectly represent the failed old Democratic Party prior to 2006. They fail to articulate a real message of change even though it was obvious to see this was a change election. This Tuesday I will be voting for all the D's except for Jill Long Thompson. Don't worry I am not voting for the Bu$h crony Daniel's either, but I can't support that type of Democratic policy here in Indiana.

Sadly this is an issue not just confined to Indiana because Jill Long Thompson could have also really helped Barack here in Indiana, but instead she is acting as an anchor to him. Fortunately I think Obama will win the state anyway, but I think all of us D's should fight to purge the Indiana Democratic party of these soft campaigners that feel to articulate any real message to differentiate themselves from Republicans.

Originally posted to Sauron21 on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:09 PM PDT.

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  •  Well (2+ / 0-)
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    vcthree, stunzeed

    She reminds me of Kathleen Kennedy Townshend, who ran what outgoing MD Governor Parris Glendening fumed on election night 2002, as one of the "most inept campaigns in the country". Bob Ehrlich ended up being the first Republican to win the MD Governorship since Spirow T. Agnew in 1966.

  •  I'm new to IN (1+ / 0-)
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    stunzeed

    And the VERY FEW commercials I have seen from her look pretty poorly produced. I just haven't gotten the sense she wants to win very much. Daniels is in the bag, no doubt.

    I still root for the dreamer. I thank God for the dreamer ~ Mos Def, Lifetime

    by alkalinesky on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:18:43 PM PDT

  •  Yes, I consider her campaign to be (1+ / 0-)
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    stunzeed

    almost non-existent.  I hardly hear any news about her.  If she is to win, which I doubt will happen, she completely owes to the coattail of Barack Obama.  

    I took my Mom to do early voting today in St. Joe County, having already early voted myself weeks ago.  It was 1 and 1/2 hour wait.  Eavesdropping detected three middle-aged women behind me voting for Barack Obama, having never voted Democratic before. One woman also said that her husband, a lifetime Republican, will be voting for Obama!  I sense that the impossible, IN turning blue, is actually going to happen.  

  •  Good point (2+ / 0-)
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    Sylv, stunzeed

    You know I have talked about how bad this campaign is on here before, but I held back on naming the people I felt were responsible. However, I feel its necessary to know when someone screws up this badly.

    They had lots of chances to turn this around and haven't and now it is going to affect Obama.

    How the hell can you be down 15 points in an election that so obviously favors us D's?!?!

  •  Sorry to ask (0+ / 0-)

    I comment on here, but post few diaries so how do I add a "rec" list to this? Sorry "newb" question I know.

  •  I've been in IN for 4 months now (0+ / 0-)

    and she's running the weakest gubernatorial campaign I've ever seen.  It's like she doesn't want to win.  She's benefitting from Obama, but not the other way around.  

    I received zero McCain points for this post.

    by stunzeed on Sat Nov 01, 2008 at 04:29:09 PM PDT

  •  Too bad -- a missed opportunity for IN Dems (0+ / 0-)
  •  In China they (0+ / 0-)

    only have one time zone.  This would help me find start times for spoting events (a real CA problem)

  •  I take your word for it that her campaign has (0+ / 0-)

    been poorly run, but daylight savings time has more importance in Indiana than most states, and may not be quite as ineffective an issue as it might be elsewhere.

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