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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 10:03 PM
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55. Not even close to "in the bag"
Edited on Wed Feb-13-08 10:03 PM by Spiffarino
I read a piece on Kos the other day that should be read by all Democrats, regardless of which candidate they support. I'll do my best to paraphrase it.

If you're a touchdown ahead, think: It's the 4th quarter and I'm down by two touchdowns.

If you are up by five points in the most recent polls, think: I am 30 points down with no time to spare.

If you are way ahead in the race, think: I am behind and I must run faster.

The way we will win is by wanting it more than the other side. We must work harder; we must be more diligent; we must be more agile; we must demand more of ourselves. And when our poll numbers are perfect, and the press we receive is glowing, and if daisies are growing out of our butts, think: We are doomed unless we work harder and refuse to stop until we've won.
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  -For anyone who thinks that Obama has this thing all but wrapped up mtnsnake  Feb-13-08 09:12 AM   #0 
  - You're the best, mtnsnake!  goldcanyonaz   Feb-13-08 09:13 AM   #1 
  - Goddess of Peace?  Kittycat   Feb-13-08 09:15 AM   #2 
  - Just go away...  citizen_jane   Feb-13-08 09:19 AM   #11 
  - Not gloating.  Kittycat   Feb-13-08 09:23 AM   #14 
     - Sorry if I misunderstood you.  citizen_jane   Feb-13-08 09:35 AM   #23 
  - Note the initials. Goddess Of Peace = GOP.  Alexander   Feb-13-08 04:14 PM   #38 
  - Yeah, but everyone knows the difference between the lovely Democratic GOP & the Repukes GOP  mtnsnake   Feb-13-08 04:32 PM   #40 
  - Perhaps you can't see the truth  hell-bent   Feb-13-08 04:55 PM   #41 
  - Welcome to DU hell -bent.  Auntie Bush   Feb-13-08 10:20 PM   #58 
  - you sound like a shock jock from fox  Aussie leftie   Feb-13-08 10:12 PM   #56 
  - NO ONE HAS IT IN THE BAG, and not only could it go to the convention  still_one   Feb-13-08 09:16 AM   #3 
  - while possible, highly unlikely.  salin   Feb-13-08 09:16 AM   #4 
     - Hi Salin  Armstead   Feb-13-08 09:21 AM   #13 
        - crazy schedule  salin   Feb-13-08 09:27 AM   #17 
           - I've been spending too much time here....Strangely addictive at the moment  Armstead   Feb-13-08 09:31 AM   #19 
              - this is the most interesting political season since  salin   Feb-13-08 09:39 AM   #26 
  - I don't think it's over yet either.  citizen_jane   Feb-13-08 09:17 AM   #5 
  - Bookmarked to send you to Reality Acres after March 4.  babylonsister   Feb-13-08 09:17 AM   #6 
  - Take it to the bank, Sis  mtnsnake   Feb-13-08 09:25 AM   #15 
  - i dont think any obama supporters  mkultra   Feb-13-08 09:17 AM   #7 
  - Yeah right  mtnsnake   Feb-13-08 09:26 AM   #16 
     - another straw man  mkultra   Feb-13-08 09:33 AM   #21 
        - You wouldn't know what a straw man was if it looked you right in the eyeballs  mtnsnake   Feb-13-08 04:07 PM   #37 
  - I agree-the smart money is still on Hillary  underpants   Feb-13-08 09:18 AM   #8 
  - she can't pull out a credible victory in total delegates with mere wins there, though  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-13-08 09:29 AM   #18 
  - Okay I haven't crunched the numbers  underpants   Feb-13-08 09:34 AM   #22 
     - Yeah, well...I can guarantee one thing...  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-13-08 09:37 AM   #25 
     - and then who gets to remake it?  underpants   Feb-13-08 09:41 AM   #27 
        - No, actually, it wouldn't be  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-13-08 09:46 AM   #29 
           - I'm working on a post sort of about this  underpants   Feb-13-08 09:53 AM   #30 
              - Part of it is likely...  Spider Jerusalem   Feb-13-08 10:05 AM   #32 
                 - Not a fan of Brookins (local Rag cartoonist) but he played off the Super Bowl like this  underpants   Feb-13-08 10:25 AM   #36 
     - IIRC Tx has 193 delegates, Ohio about 140.  FogerRox   Feb-13-08 05:50 PM   #47 
  - I had been watching MSNBC but when they said Hillary couldn't possibly win  Auntie Bush   Feb-13-08 10:26 PM   #60 
  - This morning I got pissed at some of the venom - and revelations - and posted this:  robbedvoter   Feb-13-08 09:19 AM   #9 
  - And better insurance.......  BlackVelvet04   Feb-13-08 10:04 AM   #31 
     - I know. They are called...democrats.  robbedvoter   Feb-13-08 10:07 AM   #34 
  - Goddess of Peace has not yet begun to fight  DS1   Feb-13-08 09:19 AM   #10 
  - Goddess of Peace!!!  wienerdoggie   Feb-13-08 09:20 AM   #12 
  - MSM is on this  Demo5   Feb-13-08 09:33 AM   #20 
     - Hillary has less elected experience than Obama. And the rest of your post is too nutty for me.  wienerdoggie   Feb-13-08 09:37 AM   #24 
     - wienerdoggie  Demo5   Feb-13-08 09:13 PM   #51 
     - He'll be another george Bush in a bluish purple limp suit. n/t  Auntie Bush   Feb-13-08 10:31 PM   #61 
  - Fight? Hillary Fight? Would She Even Show Up To The Ring? n/t  IndieLeft   Feb-13-08 09:42 AM   #28 
  - Goddess of Peace?  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-13-08 10:05 AM   #33 
  - its classic 1984 doublespeak  Lerkfish   Feb-13-08 10:23 AM   #35 
     - lol  New Dawn   Feb-13-08 05:07 PM   #43 
     - Bingo.  Scurrilous   Feb-13-08 05:56 PM   #49 
  - The Goddess of Peace?  MJJLWolf2   Feb-13-08 04:23 PM   #39 
  - giuliani 101  WilyWondr   Feb-13-08 05:04 PM   #42 
  - Goddess of Peace  Jed Dilligan   Feb-13-08 05:29 PM   #44 
  - GOMAMA!!  TheDonkey   Feb-13-08 05:32 PM   #45 
  - G.O.P.! G.O.P.! G.O.P.!  BushDespiser12   Feb-13-08 05:35 PM   #46 
  - LOL dude that first sentence of your post killed me.  Political Heretic   Feb-13-08 05:50 PM   #48 
  - Cheers  mtnsnake   Feb-13-08 06:01 PM   #50 
  - You're such a good cheerleader, mtnsnake  goodgd_yall   Feb-13-08 09:46 PM   #52 
  - Hey there, goodgd_yall  mtnsnake   Feb-13-08 09:52 PM   #54 
  - this will stay neck and neck to the convention  amborin   Feb-13-08 09:49 PM   #53 
  - Not even close to "in the bag"  Spiffarino   Feb-13-08 10:03 PM   #55 
  - Goddess of Peace?  Elrond Hubbard   Feb-13-08 10:16 PM   #57 
  - Hillary has won approx. 48% of delegates so far, needs 60+% from now on  Johnny__Motown   Feb-13-08 10:26 PM   #59 

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