It also means that huge DSCC war-chest being used to push races like Nebraska, NC, Texas into first-tier status. Hopefully a little more money can be spent early in MN to target Coleman and give Franken a chance to rally his base and get a solid footing on his campaign message and put the tax news a good 6-8 weeks behind him.
to suggest a fellow Democrat - and the leader for the nomination - cannot defeat John McCain based on a single point of evidence (myDD EV calculator) that has been established to be a poor model for electoral strength given that it gives equal weight to varied polls, with varied models, ignoring trends and demographic models.
Exit polls show Edwards qwould have won back his seat in 2004 by 8 points. Edwards was principled enough to not pull a Lieberman - and divide his loyalties to his constituents.
Hard to win NC when you dont staff it, dont campaign in it, dont run ads in it.
He won the Senate seat against an incumbant and the Helms political machine during the Clinton impeachment build-up in 1998 - having never before run for public office, and not taking a dime of PAC or lobbyist money.
Youre revisionist history to serve your bias is a really nauseating trait. You should have stopped at the first sentence.
Perhaps the people of this district truly did want "change." Change in party, change in approach, change in representation in Washington. Perhaps they were sick of the blaming of government, and decided to vote for a government that is competent.
This is the problem with some Democrats that has stifled us as a party for many years. And I dont want to turn this into another primary pissing match, but it goes to the core of a great deal of Clinton-Obama divides.
Many Democrats see the country as more conservative than liberal. Ever since, 1994, many Democrats of influence have resolved that the majority of the country is against us on the issues. So we guard those values and slice and dice to create electoral favor for ourselves - but we lose the opportunities to go big.
I wasnt always sold on Obama - but I shared his idea that its time for Democrats to go big. Its time for us to ask for every vote and speak to Americans collective values. That its not worth winning by a hair by slicing and dicing the electorate if you dont have the majority will, the collective good feeling like theyve been on board.
The people of Mississippi, whether blue or red, conservative or liberal, black or white - want to be part of something greater than themselves. That means often shaking off their old ideologies and habits.
Thats why this election will be so huge - the Democratic party is offering a fundamental change in the American psyche. A vision for the future that is not selective for certain states or certain voters.