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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-15-06 08:56 PM
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5. MyDD Two reasons why Carville despises Dean.
http://www.mydd.com/story/2006/11/15/162925/71

"James Carville's Consultant Con
by Chris Bowers, Wed Nov 15, 2006 at 04:29:25 PM EST

There are two main reasons why James Carville does not like Howard Dean. The first is that Howard Dean does not trash other Democrats, and Carville prefers Democrats who throw their own party under the bus. The second is that he is a political consultant, and as such many of his friends have gotten rich off of commissions from television advertisements. As far as he is concerned, all donations to all Democratic committees exist so that he and his friends can get richer. Since Howard Dean is spending money on field organizers and grants to state parties, his friends tend to not get rich from the money the DNC raised. This is abhorrent to Carville, since Democratic Party committees exist to make him and his friends rich."

"However, there is a serious problem with many of the television advertisements that Democrats run. That is why on MyDD we set up Adwatch in order to monitor if the money we raised for campaigns was being spent effectively. Looking at the final results from the fifteen House races where the DCCC spent its money, one has to wonder if we did spend our money as effectively as we could have:

1. PA-06: Lost
2. NM-01: Losing
3. CT-05: win, but credited the netroots
4. OH-15: Losing
5. IL-06: Lost
6. IN-08: Win
7. CA-50: Lost
8. PA-07: Win, but raised $1M online
9. AZ-05: Win
10. KY-04: Lost
11. WA-08: Lost
12. PA-08: Win, but credited the netroots
13. OH-18: Win, but defeated DCCC candidate in primary
14. FL-22: Win
15. CT-04: Loss

The numbers I used for this ranking come from when there was still one week to go in the election, but they still tell a disturbing tale (see source information here). Why did the DCCC lose, or is in the process of losing, eight of its top fifteen targets? Why have only six of the fifteen candidates the DCCC originally backed in these races win?


The other day I posted a post saying we should not criticize Rahm...but I just took it back. Go for it.
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