Sorta like the guy who got the nomination by running as the Anti-war candidate who then escalated the war in Afghanistan? Politics is full of fuzz if you are looking deep enough.
There are plenty of meetings of the end. For example, both sides would oppose the bank bailouts, both sides would oppose the occupations of Iraq/Afghanistan, both sides would audit the Fed. I'd say that's a pretty good start.
How could TARP have been necessary, when "In the end, hardly any TARP funds were used for the purpose that it was created, which was to buy mortgage-related assets." ??
What it was used for was to fatten the bottom line of the banks. The trading desks made off like a bandit, flushing down their clients assets, and then buying at rock bottom while the Fed flushed it up. And the obscene bonuses. How can you not tire of defending that scam?
Democrats have control of the government. Good legislation and policies are all they needed. Instead we got mandated health insurance, unchecked credit card rates, weak wall street reform. Good policies (ie, pro-working/middle class) is all the press they would have needed.
Agreed, its probably a base of 45-55, and from there really a matter of whom is running a great campaign, or not, all the way up to 100. We will know the great campaigns, for example, of those D's that win among these seats:
It does seem that way, in NV, doesn't it. I remember thinking that they played the card of offensive agains her too early, but really, did they have a choice? The interesting thing isn't that Reid is turning voters away from both, but that he's depressing turnout (based on CNN's poll)-- a huge mistake.
Also, WV, is a WTF. Does Manchin even want to win? Hapless effort while Raese and the RSCC pound on him, but... hicky-gate might turn it around.
Not so much in Brazil. The blogosphere really never took off there, and when it did, it was in the mainstream press. So online newspapers.We tried to get the candidates to blog, and they did open up the comments, almost got to diaries, but ran out of time.
In the UK, the blogs I followed were mostly the ones focusing on polling, and a few party insider ones. Its much more of a closed system there, having to pay membership to belong really.
Am working with a potential partner to do the elections in 2012 in France, and I know they have a very open blogosphere, so that could be interesting.