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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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