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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 08:13 PM
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7. DeVos didn't have the support of rank and file Republicans. McCain does.
McCain's well-loved by most Republicans I know here in SouthCentral and SouthWest Michigan, even though he's a putz for letting Bush kick him around like he does.

In 2004, only four counties, if I remember right, were blue--the rest of the state went red. That was after DFA built up groups in counties that didn't even have a local Dem party and local DFAers were working their butts off. Granholm didn't carry the ticket at all, either. None of the other big-name Dems won, and our state senate numbers weren't good, either. She won because of her charisma, her economic plan that she seems to have chucked, and because DeVos just didn't have the rank and file Republicans sold on how great he was.

McCain or Huckabee would be hard to beat on this side of the state, even with someone like Edwards. Our nominee's starting in the hole--no ads, no signs, not enough press, no fundraising, no delegates coming home pumped up and ready to knock on doors and phonebank. That's really bad.
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  -Michigan Democrats Become Totally Irrelevant Nationally jimlup  Jan-09-08 06:50 PM   #0 
  - This can only hurt the DEM candidate in Nov. The GOP is currently dominating the airways  Purveyor   Jan-09-08 07:02 PM   #1 
  - Even with lots of effort on our part, our state will probably go red.  knitter4democracy   Jan-10-08 10:26 AM   #2 
  - Why would our state go red?  PassingFair   Jan-10-08 05:06 PM   #5 
     - DeVos didn't have the support of rank and file Republicans. McCain does.  knitter4democracy   Jan-10-08 08:13 PM   #7 
        - No offense to the nominee.  PassingFair   Jan-10-08 08:27 PM   #8 
           - I phonebanked in Kalamazoo, and it was hard.  knitter4democracy   Jan-10-08 08:58 PM   #10 
              - I agree we will need to fight.  PassingFair   Jan-10-08 09:03 PM   #11 
                 - Ugh. We're close enough, that's for sure.  knitter4democracy   Jan-11-08 10:20 AM   #15 
  - It's sad. Other states are showing record turnout for the Dem primaries and caucuses  Strawman   Jan-10-08 04:42 PM   #3 
  - This is OUR primary.  PassingFair   Jan-10-08 05:05 PM   #4 
  - Neither can I  Strawman   Jan-11-08 09:16 AM   #12 
     - Sorry, Strawman.  PassingFair   Jan-11-08 09:27 AM   #14 
  - repuks will give the michigan delegation 1/2 their normal vote  jimlup   Jan-10-08 07:26 PM   #6 
  - THAT'S why they pushed it so hard in Florida.  PassingFair   Jan-10-08 08:33 PM   #9 
  - I am voting UNCOMMITED. Edwards, Obama, Richardson, Biden supporters should do the same. nt  skipos   Jan-11-08 09:21 AM   #13 
  - No way in hell I'll vote "uncommitted." I don't write blank checks and don't give proxies.  TahitiNut   Jan-11-08 10:26 AM   #16 
     - You and your rant follow me around so let me be clear  skipos   Jan-11-08 10:31 AM   #17 
        - Zoinks!  PassingFair   Jan-11-08 10:52 AM   #18 
  - I'm waffling...  jimlup   Jan-13-08 02:51 PM   #19 
  - UNCOMMITTED is as close as you can get to voting for Edwards, Obama, etc imo.  skipos   Jan-13-08 02:55 PM   #20 
  - I will vote uncommitted.  motorcity   Jan-13-08 03:30 PM   #21 
  - I am voting UNCOMMITTED...  GigiMommy   Jan-13-08 09:47 PM   #22 
     - Same here, Gigi  SharonRB   Jan-14-08 08:39 AM   #23 
     - I know of at least 4 uncommitted votes to come from my family circle.  Purveyor   Jan-14-08 11:31 AM   #24 
        - GOSH I HOPE NOT...  GigiMommy   Jan-14-08 05:19 PM   #25 

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