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I'm not so sure the next governor will be a

Republican. Remember, Jay gained tremendous support once people became comfortable with the job he was doing as Missouri's attorney general. After our Blunt Trauma (Matt Blunt, son of Roy, was MO gov.) voters were ready and willing to go for a democrat as governor; and then he was elected to a second term.

Who might run? I expect it will be Chris Koster, current AG and ex-Republican, who has been a Democrat long enough that we Democrats have decided we can trust him. Will he win? Sure. Why? In addition to the good job he's been doing as AG, he has a sort of a secret weapon: He is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous and plenty of people will vote for him on looks alone.

I'm also encouraged by the progress of Jason Kander. I'm not saying he'll run for governor (I hope he runs against Blunt Trauma Senior instead), but his quick journey from unknown Kansas City attorney to MO's SOS has been pretty amazing. How did he do it? Hard work, extreme likeability, intelligence, and going all over the state speaking to groups of people both large and small. Whoever runs for gov. next as a Dem can do the same thing and win.
Posted by protect our future | Tue Jul 16, 2013, 10:22 AM (0 replies)

Not only do I question my sanity,

but we often have long, ongoing conversations. Thank you, SCE!
Posted by protect our future | Sun Jun 9, 2013, 11:01 AM (1 replies)

The peace of mind that comes from knowing

that good has triumphed over evil once again.
Posted by protect our future | Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:14 PM (2 replies)

I do not understand

why so many people in the US--people who are not stupid and pay at least some attention to what is happening in the world--are clamoring for deep and unbalanced spending cuts when this approach has been or is being tried elsewhere around the globe, and the result is a devastating economic crash. The evidence is right there for anyone to see. Perhaps it is simply a matter of semantics. The word "austerity" is applied when referring to the situation in another country, but the word "austerity" is avoided when someone talks about what measures should be taken here. Here, it's called "balancing the budget" or "reducing the deficit." Never "austerity." I suppose if the MSM began using such a scary word here, it might alert too many people to the truth.
Posted by protect our future | Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:32 PM (0 replies)

Dem donors nationwide will contribute, vols

who may have been busy with other races will be available, MSM will talk of his record, women voters who may not have paid enough attention before will be alerted to his sexism, and more. Basically, no one can guarantee the future.
Posted by protect our future | Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:37 AM (1 replies)

Now let's see if I, a woman, can possibly

understand, with my tiny pea-brain which of course I have simply because I am female, what this Alice Lehr person has written, who, although she, too, is probably a woman and speaks for me, and...as such...uh, what was the question?

Now to be serious. Yesterday I learned--from Romney himself--that we voted for Obama because he's giving college-age women free contraceptives (insinuating, in my mind at least, that we women are sluts). And today we females are selfish and egotistical as well?

So this is how the Rs will win back female voters?
Posted by protect our future | Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:30 AM (0 replies)

In defense of Mormons, more than one fifth

of Mormons didn't vote for Romney.
Posted by protect our future | Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:26 PM (0 replies)

Free contraceptives served as an incentive

for college-age women to vote for Obama? It certainly appears that Romney has just insinuated that we women are sluts. Not wise, Mitt, but thanks for reminding us of what Republicans think about females so we'll remember who not to vote for.
Posted by protect our future | Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:10 PM (0 replies)

Dems in Mass are tired

and don't want to have another stressful race so soon after the last one. I get that. But some of us in other states are tired, too. Such is the nature of politics and political activism, and each state has its own set of problems and needs.

I just don't think it is right to hold a person back if that person turns out to be the most capable one available for an even more important position in which to serve our country.

And one of these days Scott Brown will undoubtedly be back and Dems will have to beat him all over again, whether it's sooner or later.
Posted by protect our future | Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:48 PM (0 replies)

John Kerry and Susan Rice

are both well qualified to be SOS and I believe either would do a fine job. I am not aware of any others who might be considered for the position (but what do I know).

I trust our president to choose whichever candidate would serve our country best. After all, he knows Susan Rice and John Kerry a bit better than any of us do.
Posted by protect our future | Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:24 PM (0 replies)
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