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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:16 AM

Obama Campaign Team Should Run 2014 Midterms

DCCC should be recruiting challengers right now and for the next year to the 30 most vulnerable Repub incumbents.
Then, they should turn those campaigns over to Plouffe, Alexrod, Messina, etc.
These guys know how to microtarget and run campaigns much better than the DCCC or any state Dem parties.

We will never get real change in this country without holding the House and the Senate (with 60 plus RELIABLE Dem votes or a major change in the filibuster).

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Reply Obama Campaign Team Should Run 2014 Midterms (Original post)
GeorgiaDemGuy Nov 2012 OP
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #1
freshwest Nov 2012 #7
woodsprite Nov 2012 #2
flor-de-jasmim Nov 2012 #3
doc03 Nov 2012 #4
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #5
riverwalker Nov 2012 #6
GeorgiaDemGuy Nov 2012 #8
treestar Nov 2012 #9
rzemanfl Nov 2012 #10
nc4bo Nov 2012 #11
Melinda Nov 2012 #12
phantom power Nov 2012 #13
oswaldactedalone Nov 2012 #14
BelleCarolinaPeridot Nov 2012 #22
robinlynne Nov 2012 #15
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Nov 2012 #16
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #17
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #18
former9thward Nov 2012 #19
marble falls Nov 2012 #20
BelleCarolinaPeridot Nov 2012 #21
12AngryBorneoWildmen Nov 2012 #23
meeshrox Nov 2012 #24
caveat_imperator Nov 2012 #25

Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:18 AM

1. K&R! - n/t

 

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:43 AM

7. +1,000. His last two years in office could be the greatest. Need to overcome Jorge.

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:18 AM

2. I was thinking the same thing.

This is a team that should stay together and work toward getting this country turned around -- even past 2016!

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:18 AM

3. GREAT IDEA!

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:22 AM

4. You are exactly right, that's where we always get killed.

We elect a president then sit back like in 2010 and don't support him in the mid-terms and then blame the Republicans for gridlock.

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:27 AM

5. Damn straight! We need to expand our power in government

through the midterms where we traditionally lose it. We can't afford to hamstring the president as he works for us.

The Obama Campaign Team should stand at the head of the 2014 midterms to ensure we GOTV so we can add to the senate and get rid of more TeaBaggers in the House.

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:34 AM

6. yes

great idea!

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:43 AM

8. how do we make this happen?

anybody know how to draw up and send a petition to the DCCC?

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:44 AM

9. Yes or the Dems should use it as a template

What a great campaign organization

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:45 AM

10. K & R.

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:46 AM

11. My God yes indeed. Was fantasizing about this for a couple days now.

Once we get in gear, we'll be good and ripe for 2014 and 2016.

Time to herd the kitties!!

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:51 AM

12. Agreed, however we the constituents need to start accountability at the local level

Everyone of us needs to let our elected Congress critters know we are watching, we are analyzing, and we will hold them accountable come 2014. Hold their feet to the fire, write letters, call them, make our voices heard through action in our districts. Let the GOP know we are here, and they damn well best work with the President to move this country forward. If not - we leave them behind.

Change must and should begin at home. Fired up - ready to go!!

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:53 AM

13. hellz yeah

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:15 AM

14. This must happen!

Pay them what they need. It'll help us get back some of the state legislatures we lost and win some governor races as well.

Also, we still have a number of Senators defending seats, ie, Kay Hagan here in NC. We can't drop the ball as in '10 ever again.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:56 PM

22. Never ever again!!

I'm in NC as well.

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:55 AM

15. great idea!

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:07 PM

16. Excellent idea!

And then keep this team together for the next dem nominee!

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:16 PM

17. Great idea

I know it's highly unlikely, but I really want to take back the House in 2014.

I don't think there has ever in history been a wave midterm election in favor of the president's party, but I think 2014 can be the first time, if we are successful at painting House Republicans as obstructionists who don't care about the country and only care about winning and obstructing.

We really need Democratic Superpacs and 527's to run ads attacking Republicans throughout the Congressional term if they obstruct, and we need a better press operation to drive the narrative. Bush and his team were so effective at painting Democrats who got in his way as obstructionist and even unpatriotic. I am not in favor of painting legitimate dissent as unpatriotic, but I think we need to borrow a page from their playbook and hold Republicans' feet to the fire.

And yes, I think having Obama's campaign team run the 2014 effort is a great idea. They are the best in the party by a longshot.

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:16 PM

18. Agreed, they have the technical knowhow to insure victory. nt

 

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:20 PM

19. Impossible.

There are about 466 campaigns going on in the midterm (not counting governors). There is no way a "campaign team" can run that many campaigns. Plus the Obama people will already be using their time at that point to various 2016 presidential campaigns.

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:54 PM

20. I so agree. The 2014 elections are almost as important as 2012. We need more progressives from .....

parties and we need to turn the Teabillies and the so called "Christian" right out on their unbelieving, non representative asses.

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:55 PM

21. KICK KICK KICK!!

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:02 PM

23. Yes, yes, yes.

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:04 PM

24. Let's unseat Governor Voldemort!

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Response to GeorgiaDemGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:14 PM

25. That or bring back Howard Dean's Fifty State Strategy.

And definitely keep anyone like rahm emanuel away from any and all campaigns.

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