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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:50 PM

Could we/should we recruit Bill Clinton to help with a massive 2014 midterm election tour?

I'm thinking that what Democrats need in order to hold, perhaps even improve, our positions in the House and the Senate is to raise public awareness and interest in the midterm elections, not let the usual public inattention to the midterms hand victory over to motivated Tea Party activists.

Improved turnout for national races would also help Democrats make gains in state and local elections.

Obama can only help out with something like this in a limited way -- he'd be savagely criticized for taking much time away from doing his job as president to campaign for House and Senate races.

Bill Clinton, however... as a very popular ex-president (an asset Republicans lack) he could really help energize and mobilize Democratic voters. He's shown himself very willing to help out this past election, and not just in the presidential race, so it at least seems possible to me he'd go for this.

Good idea?

Feasible idea?

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Silent3 Nov 2012 OP
yortsed snacilbuper Nov 2012 #1
brewens Nov 2012 #2
FirstLight Nov 2012 #3
libdem4life Nov 2012 #4
Walk away Nov 2012 #5
Eerriicc36 Nov 2012 #6
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Response to Silent3 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:53 PM

1. Very good idea,

it's not to soon to start!

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:54 PM

2. We need to keep our foot on the gas this time. Bill might already have that in mind. n/t

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:54 PM

3. GREAT idea!

but then, I have a huge crush on the Big Dawg...

However, he is not a spring chicken anymore, and also runs his own charity/global org

He could definitely be a headliner for a 2014 Midterm GOTV Tour... let's think of some others who would mobilize folks

Artists? Actors? as far as politicians, should we stick to former holders of office? cuz I KNOW we have some New and Current office holders I'd like to see!!

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:59 PM

4. Indeed. And it probably wouldn't hinder a possible Hillary run in 2016.

One can hope. They are Democratic Gold. Hopefully, they are both too young to retire, but they've taken more political heat than most.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:23 PM

5. I'm sure he'd like to make sure his wife has a majority in both houses in 2016!

I believe this mid term is going to be very different than the last one.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:09 AM

6. Yup

 

Anything for attention, and the possibility of getting layed

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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:22 AM

7. yes and any other major surrogates we can find

we can't let 2014 be like 2010

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