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JordanLFW Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 11:17 PM
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9. stemming the bleeding, preemptively
It wasn't about convincing a right winger to vote for her.

It was preventing the awful ads Bouchard could legitimately run if she voted against the bill. A swing of independents over to Bouchard hurts a lot.

She prevented the debate from being framed into a godawful "I'm a Sherrif, I'll protect you from TERRORISTS, while Debbie Stabenow is more worried about Canadian Trash!" narrative. You can bet Team Bouchard is pissed they can't use that to put the race in play.

The less money Stabenow has to spend defending her seat, the stronger the party will be. If she sews it up for 6 more years, she can kick some of that money to hotly contested races in '08.
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  -For those considering not voting for Stabenow.... livvy  Sep-29-06 04:07 PM   #0 
  - I can do this-- thanks livvy.  blue4barb   Sep-29-06 04:48 PM   #1 
  - Thanks, livvy  SharonRB   Sep-29-06 11:45 PM   #2 
  - The Senate will be the Senate  JordanLFW   Sep-30-06 10:08 AM   #3 
  - Stabenow is 8-19 points ahead and has at least five times the money.  TahitiNut   Sep-30-06 12:16 PM   #4 
  - stemming the bleeding, preemptively  JordanLFW   Sep-30-06 11:17 PM   #9 
     - As usual, Jordan, you display wisdom beyond your years  SharonRB   Oct-01-06 09:54 AM   #10 
     - Uh-huh. In other words, why fight possible lies? Why stand on principles?  TahitiNut   Oct-01-06 12:22 PM   #11 
  - That makes sense, and helps me to understand why she voted the...  livvy   Sep-30-06 05:36 PM   #5 
  - Thanks, Jordan  SharonRB   Sep-30-06 07:12 PM   #6 
  - I have been seriously thinking about not voting for her...  butterfly77   Sep-30-06 07:55 PM   #7 
  - Someone should challenge her in the primary in 2012  ih8thegop   Sep-30-06 08:20 PM   #8 
  - I'm sorry livvy...but it's really (for me as a mom) getting much more  MrsGrumpy   Oct-01-06 06:02 PM   #12 
  - I understand MrsGrumpy, and I don't like it either.  livvy   Oct-02-06 06:23 AM   #13 
     - Hi livvy!  MrsGrumpy   Oct-02-06 07:07 AM   #14 
  - Already selling out.  lettre de cachet   Oct-02-06 10:51 AM   #15 
  - Yes. Here's the problem with not voting for her out of protest:  Strawman   Oct-02-06 01:21 PM   #16 
  - It's not about that for me... for me, it's about torture.  MrsGrumpy   Oct-02-06 03:53 PM   #18 
  - I certainly understand and respect your position  Strawman   Oct-02-06 04:49 PM   #21 
  - Very well spoken, strawman  SharonRB   Oct-02-06 04:15 PM   #20 
  - I am voting my conscience  skipos   Oct-02-06 02:34 PM   #17 
  - I agree with you, skipos  SharonRB   Oct-02-06 04:14 PM   #19 
  - I wasn't going to continue pushing this....  last1standing   Oct-02-06 08:17 PM   #22 
  - Yep.  TahitiNut   Oct-03-06 10:24 AM   #23 
  - I want a democratic majority  lwfern   Oct-03-06 09:47 PM   #24 
  - I was disappointed in Bouchard, also, for going negative this week  noonwitch   Oct-04-06 09:19 AM   #25 

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