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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-05 11:08 PM
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43. Even though I would like to see Dean
as the chair, I would not wish DU to endorse him. I wouldn't want DU to endorse anybody in the primaries either. Even with a poll, many people, especially those who live in red states, will feel their vote doesn't count.

I'm a new member, but an old lurker, and the direction I would hope DU would take would be to unite all factions in helping elect Democratic candidates. The GOP stands against us, we need to stand together.

On the individual level we will all fight to push our own candidate, on the local, state and federal level. Many groups have their own lobby, reproductive rights, civil rights, etc., which make endorsements. In any race, at any level, once the democratic candidate has been selected, that's when I would hope DU would mobilize to help them defeat the GOP. I think that is where our strength of numbers, and activism comes in to play.

I like the spirited discussions here, and have learned a lot about the different candidates. The only opinion of mine that I would want DU to endorse was the defeat of GOP candidates.

Thank you, and please don't hurt me. I'm old and my bones are brittle. I'm also allergic to flames, have a doctors note.

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  -Let's talk about the DNC Chair. Skinner  Jan-12-05 03:26 PM   #0 
  - Nominated for homepage - invite to DC during the DNC meeting  rabid_nerd   Jan-12-05 03:29 PM   #1 
  - I like that-  Old and In the Way   Jan-12-05 04:28 PM   #15 
     - Same here  WLKjr   Jan-12-05 06:04 PM   #22 
  - I think a DU endorsement would be unwise  ibegurpard   Jan-12-05 03:29 PM   #2 
  - I agree. This is a very divisive nomination.  genius   Jan-13-05 04:16 PM   #38 
  - No to the idea of an endorsement.  cali   Jan-12-05 03:36 PM   #3 
  - If we were considering an endorsement  Skinner   Jan-12-05 03:38 PM   #6 
  - Why not?  Old and In the Way   Jan-12-05 03:53 PM   #10 
  - We are probably going to do a poll.  Skinner   Jan-12-05 04:03 PM   #13 
     - to complicate things, a "proportional" poll would be interesting, you know  pinto   Jan-12-05 05:33 PM   #19 
     - I second that  Obviousman   Jan-12-05 05:54 PM   #21 
     - would it be possible (or even appropriate) to restrict the poll  orangepeel68   Jan-12-05 07:07 PM   #24 
     - Id be very interested to see the results but I think  frictionlessO   Jan-12-05 08:46 PM   #26 
     - I "vote" for a poll, Skinner.  SCRUBDASHRUB   Jan-13-05 09:54 PM   #41 
        - du can do for Dean with the DNC what Gore did for him in Iowa  genius   Jan-13-05 11:41 PM   #44 
  - If the endorsement is for Dean - go for it. Anybody else - oh well .  patricia92243   Jan-12-05 07:29 PM   #25 
     - Bad idea. It would probably cost Dean the DNC positon  genius   Jan-13-05 04:21 PM   #39 
  - Yes to the idea of asserting Democratic values and not letting  sfexpat2000   Jan-12-05 03:59 PM   #12 
  - DNC Regional Caucus Chair Candidate Forums  sazemisery   Jan-12-05 03:36 PM   #4 
  - MyDD has been following them pretty closely.  blondeatlast   Jan-12-05 03:37 PM   #5 
  - Regarding endorsements: No, BUT...  blondeatlast   Jan-12-05 03:39 PM   #7 
  - Endorsement ? not so sure  yellowdoggess   Jan-12-05 10:24 PM   #28 
  - I think that IF, and it's a big if, IF an agreement could be reached,  crispini   Jan-12-05 03:43 PM   #8 
  - Should DU endorse, get involved?  dist22dem   Jan-12-05 03:46 PM   #9 
  - Oh dear. Here's a link to the CSPAN coverage of the candidate's dinner  sfexpat2000   Jan-12-05 03:55 PM   #11 
  - since you mentioned tinyurl, check out  Lisa0825   Jan-13-05 10:07 AM   #31 
  - Strategy-wise I like Rosenberg  Dean Quixote   Jan-12-05 04:11 PM   #14 
  - Here are some issues to explore  sherilocks   Jan-12-05 04:35 PM   #16 
  - I hope DU doesn't endorse  curse10   Jan-12-05 05:00 PM   #17 
  - This Webb person sounds great. Where does he stand on the issues?  genius   Jan-13-05 11:52 PM   #45 
  - Here's some basic info about Webb  curse10   Jan-14-05 11:02 AM   #46 
     - Thank you. It does look like Webb is the best of the lot.  genius   Jan-14-05 11:57 PM   #48 
     - I searched specifically for death penalty stuff  curse10   Jan-15-05 12:16 AM   #49 
     - Webb's problem  Demgirl   Jan-23-05 08:17 PM   #61 
  - That's where you're wrong ..Dean has a lot  zidzi   Jan-14-05 06:22 PM   #47 
     - Well, Dean has never, and never will have my support  curse10   Jan-15-05 12:20 AM   #50 
        - You got that all wrong just like you don't  zidzi   Jan-15-05 02:21 PM   #51 
  - How about sending them a "statement of principles"?  moggie12   Jan-12-05 05:29 PM   #18 
  - I'd vote for you, moggie & agree. n/t  sfexpat2000   Jan-12-05 05:33 PM   #20 
  - Thanks for saying you'll vote for me  moggie12   Jan-12-05 09:21 PM   #27 
     - Sorry, all we have 'round here is love and talent, lol  sfexpat2000   Jan-12-05 11:49 PM   #29 
  - Moggie, I like your ideas eom  sherilocks   Jan-12-05 06:08 PM   #23 
  - Like it - what i would add  DaedelusNemo   Jan-19-05 08:54 AM   #58 
  - My gut says DU should not endorse, but....  gottaB   Jan-13-05 07:04 AM   #30 
  - In favor  WesDem   Jan-13-05 10:28 AM   #32 
  - What would be the point of endorsing?  Connie_Corleone   Jan-13-05 11:07 AM   #33 
  - Conyers in endorsing Dean  katinmn   Jan-13-05 12:20 PM   #34 
  - I am in favor of an endorsement based on results of a poll  katinmn   Jan-13-05 12:28 PM   #35 
  - Yeeeaaarrghh!  janx   Jan-13-05 02:35 PM   #36 
  - Is Donnie Fowler still in?  crispini   Jan-13-05 04:07 PM   #37 
  - well, he's still got a site up  fnottr   Jan-13-05 10:36 PM   #42 
  - Skinner, you really dance close to the fire, don't you?  David Zephyr   Jan-13-05 07:11 PM   #40 
  - Even though I would like to see Dean  sparky_in_ma   Jan-13-05 11:08 PM   #43 
  - Did I hear right? Is Jim Blanchard running?  MIScott87   Jan-15-05 09:40 PM   #52 
  - What does anyone know of David Leland?  MaineDem   Jan-16-05 08:13 AM   #53 
  - Very bad idea, IMO  Eloriel   Jan-17-05 10:22 AM   #54 
  - An endorsement? Yes, but...  GOPFighter   Jan-17-05 11:53 AM   #55 
  - 2004-2008 DNC members  paineinthearse   Jan-17-05 08:50 PM   #56 
  - That list is outdated  MaineDem   Jan-18-05 07:50 AM   #57 
  - I wonder if it is possible  Horse with no Name   Jan-23-05 10:36 AM   #59 
  - DU shouldn't endorse. You have full rights to though Skinner  realFedUp   Jan-23-05 12:03 PM   #60 

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