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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-23-07 01:32 PM
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29. Tough one. I suppose the plans don't matter if the person doesn't win the election.
So the plans I'd LIKE to see in play aren't necessarily the ones that enough others would support to provide a victory. (Did that sentence make sense?)

I also think there is sooooo much emphasis on candidates' "plans" that it has to be remembered that they are "proposals." The CONGRESS is key to what actually happens. So our state and local elections are VERY important, too!!

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  -What is more important in a candidate: Electability or His/Her Plans for America? Katzenkavalier  Sep-22-07 10:47 AM   #0 
  - some combination thereof. No point in voting for a candidate who will screw you when they win  yurbud   Sep-22-07 10:50 AM   #1 
  - But ultimately, what is more important?  Katzenkavalier   Sep-22-07 10:52 AM   #3 
  - The Answer Is In Your Question.  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-22-07 10:55 AM   #4 
     - and if you can survive the corporate filter, you WON'T do diddly squat  yurbud   Sep-22-07 11:32 AM   #14 
  - It has to be a combination plus.  dogman   Sep-22-07 09:27 PM   #26 
  - For the first time in a long time, plans. Unless we nominate Hitlers ghost, the next  greyhound1966   Sep-22-07 10:51 AM   #2 
  - Look At The 1976 Election  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-22-07 10:58 AM   #9 
  - I think this is what spooks Dems about impeachment--possible success then public amnesia  yurbud   Sep-23-07 01:28 PM   #28 
  - top three sound progressive until you read corporate protecting & enriching details  yurbud   Sep-22-07 11:38 AM   #15 
  - Do you mean electabilty in the primary election or general election?  maximusveritas   Sep-22-07 10:56 AM   #5 
  - Winning is not enough. It must be a landslide and must represent change, other wise  Ninga   Sep-22-07 10:56 AM   #6 
  - "Electability" is B.S.  RufusTFirefly   Sep-22-07 10:57 AM   #7 
  - I say electability first because if the candidate can't get  TexasProgresive   Sep-22-07 10:57 AM   #8 
  - Your question is sort of like, "Who is more important?", the person who sells cars or  CK_John   Sep-22-07 11:04 AM   #10 
  - Yeah  DemocratSinceBirth   Sep-22-07 11:10 AM   #13 
  - Define Electability  iamjoy   Sep-22-07 11:07 AM   #11 
  - In a way, the best assets of our candidates are their plans for America.  Katzenkavalier   Sep-22-07 11:09 AM   #12 
  - Both of course.  dmordue   Sep-22-07 11:39 AM   #16 
  - His/Her plans for America.  LWolf   Sep-22-07 06:46 PM   #17 
  - I'm selfish, I want both.  demommom   Sep-22-07 07:03 PM   #19 
  - TheCandidate with the best of both:  Think82   Sep-22-07 07:02 PM   #18 
  - Electability, for sure  Lirwin2   Sep-22-07 07:59 PM   #20 
  - I worry that some want to win for the sake of winning.  Forkboy   Sep-22-07 08:06 PM   #21 
  - I'm sure nobody picked up on who you were referring to...  Lirwin2   Sep-22-07 08:12 PM   #23 
     - Actually, I was referring to certain types of supporters for all the candidates.  Forkboy   Sep-22-07 08:19 PM   #24 
  - Couldn't vote - mine's a combination of the two, not just one or the other.  AZBlue   Sep-22-07 08:09 PM   #22 
  - If they have the right plans for America, they WILL be electable! nt  beaconess   Sep-22-07 08:24 PM   #25 
  - Winning is obviously the most important thing in politics.  1932   Sep-22-07 10:19 PM   #27 
  - Tough one. I suppose the plans don't matter if the person doesn't win the election.  Sparkly   Sep-23-07 01:32 PM   #29 
  - What good are their plans if they can't get elected?  ginchinchili   Sep-23-07 01:34 PM   #30 
 

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