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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-04 01:08 PM
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25. Screw the defeatist mentality that says Dems can't win in the South
I say go for it! We CAN win in the South, now that John Edwards is aboard with Kerry.

We don't have to win ALL of the South (but it would be nice) We just have to win several states and put a big-ass wedge in the 'Pukes' voting bloc.

And believe me, between the unemployment affecting everyone black and white and the fact that many of their kids are in a military that is increasingly disenchanted by * and Co., their votes are up for grabs.

:kick:

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  -Should Democrats make Bush/Cheney work to win the South ? kentuck  Jul-07-04 09:11 AM   #0 
  - Tennessee is in play for sure...  Claire_beth   Jul-07-04 09:13 AM   #1 
  - TN. Gov. Phil Bredesen is a Mass. Librul.(70%approval)  redstateliberal   Jul-07-04 11:53 PM   #48 
  - Ye4s, absolutely  Walt Starr   Jul-07-04 09:15 AM   #2 
  - The problem is  sirjwtheblack   Jul-07-04 09:17 AM   #4 
     - but we aren't  apnu   Jul-07-04 02:29 PM   #28 
  - No. If so, only a couple.  sirjwtheblack   Jul-07-04 09:15 AM   #3 
  - I still think we can win Arkansas  rpannier   Jul-07-04 09:20 AM   #5 
  - I think the Democrats are more competitive in the South than...  kentuck   Jul-07-04 09:25 AM   #6 
  - We can win several Southern states  cmf   Jul-07-04 09:26 AM   #7 
  - That's what I think, instead of a bunker mentality, which a Gep or Graham  Crachet2004   Jul-07-04 10:00 AM   #19 
  - Virginia  louis c   Jul-07-04 07:49 PM   #46 
  - When Clinton ran  Somawas   Jul-07-04 09:26 AM   #8 
  - The job of getting the South is up to the grassroots. The more we  MasonJar   Jul-07-04 09:30 AM   #9 
  - With George Clooney's uncle running for Congress....  kentuck   Jul-07-04 09:33 AM   #12 
  - people who voted for bush feel "conn'd"...not again  cthrumatrix   Jul-07-04 09:30 AM   #10 
  - Absolutely.  Jack Rabbit   Jul-07-04 09:30 AM   #11 
  - Idea with Edwards  SammyBlue   Jul-07-04 09:35 AM   #13 
  - I agree, the minute they put Edwards on the ticket, it becomes obvious...  Crachet2004   Jul-07-04 09:54 AM   #16 
  - Arkansas was a toss-up before Edwards.  Radical Activist   Jul-07-04 09:38 AM   #14 
  - We have a friend that just moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas.  lovedems   Jul-07-04 09:49 AM   #15 
  - "Should Democrats make Bush/Cheney work to win the South ?"  bdj428   Jul-07-04 09:57 AM   #17 
  - ABSO-fucking-LOUTELY!  tom_paine   Jul-07-04 09:57 AM   #18 
  - No doubt, it would throw the Republican party into disarray....  kentuck   Jul-07-04 10:09 AM   #20 
  - The Solid-South isn't looking so solid for the GOP right now. I would  dae   Jul-07-04 02:26 PM   #27 
  - I think we should target a couple of real possibilities.  ncteechur   Jul-07-04 11:20 AM   #21 
  - NC  Literate Tar Heel   Jul-07-04 02:34 PM   #31 
     - Welcome Tar Heel !  kentuck   Jul-07-04 02:39 PM   #32 
  - Even if we don't win in the South... forcing the Repos to spend $$$ here..  Endangered Specie   Jul-07-04 12:30 PM   #22 
  - Should Democrats make Bush/Cheney work to win the South ?"  hobbit709   Jul-07-04 12:46 PM   #23 
  - NC in play - yeah! My vote will finally count!  patricia92243   Jul-07-04 12:51 PM   #24 
  - Screw the defeatist mentality that says Dems can't win in the South  frankzappa   Jul-07-04 01:08 PM   #25 
  - HELL YES the Dems should CAMAIGN in the South!  supernova   Jul-07-04 01:09 PM   #26 
  - We can compete in the majority of southern states.  Zynx   Jul-07-04 02:29 PM   #29 
  - Campaign everywhere!  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-07-04 02:31 PM   #30 
  - Does a recovering republican in Okla  rob-ok-vin   Jul-07-04 04:37 PM   #33 
  - Welcome rob-in-OK !  kentuck   Jul-07-04 04:47 PM   #35 
  - Welcome to DU, rob!  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jul-07-04 04:50 PM   #36 
  - Welcome Rob!  ronnykmarshall   Jul-07-04 04:52 PM   #38 
  - You all missed the most important reason for fighting for the South  sangh0   Jul-07-04 04:42 PM   #34 
  - Yes. This can potentially make places like OH, MI, WA, OR much easier  Mayberry Machiavelli   Jul-07-04 04:51 PM   #37 
  - Both excellent points...  kentuck   Jul-07-04 04:53 PM   #39 
  - Why do you have to wade through racism and homophobia to...  JayS   Jul-07-04 05:38 PM   #41 
     - *I* don't have to wade through racism and homophobia  sangh0   Jul-07-04 05:47 PM   #44 
        - I doubt anyone will have to resort to bigotry as you need an...  JayS   Jul-07-04 05:53 PM   #45 
  - Since Edwards is definitely Southern, all he will have to do is show up...  Crachet2004   Jul-07-04 05:37 PM   #40 
  - Edwards can sit at home and call talk shows down here and...  JayS   Jul-07-04 05:41 PM   #42 
  - This Texas resident  BlueCollar   Jul-07-04 05:42 PM   #43 
  - Yes  erpowers   Jul-07-04 10:04 PM   #47 
 

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