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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 11:54 AM
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41. We won because Dean exploited the implosion of the GOP.
The main challange in the next 2 years is to hold on to the libertarian and socially coservative left-wing types that bolted the GOP while trying to enact a progressive agenda.
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  -We won in '06 because we won the center WI_DEM  Nov-10-06 11:15 AM   #0 
  - We won because people were angry at the Bush agenda.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:17 AM   #1 
  - I disagree... look at the closeness of some of these races...  ShaneGR   Nov-10-06 11:19 AM   #3 
  - Harold Ford ran as a conservative and lost.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:22 AM   #7 
     - Ford wasn't convincing, and they CRUCIFIED Tammy  warrens   Nov-10-06 11:28 AM   #20 
     - When Tammy was attacked personally  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:53 AM   #39 
        - Precisely  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 12:12 PM   #61 
     - Virginia could very well be a swing state in 08'  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 11:31 AM   #26 
     - You make good points.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:55 AM   #42 
        - That's the key  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 12:06 PM   #56 
     - Responses  ShaneGR   Nov-10-06 11:40 AM   #33 
     - Populism works in tennessee  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:50 AM   #37 
        - You're right!  notsodumbhillbilly   Nov-10-06 11:59 AM   #46 
           - IMO, those votes would have made up the 3% difference  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 12:03 PM   #53 
              - Agree  notsodumbhillbilly   Nov-10-06 12:16 PM   #63 
                 - And not Democratic votes either  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 12:20 PM   #66 
                    - I believe it was Malloy who said,  notsodumbhillbilly   Nov-10-06 12:24 PM   #68 
                       - Yep - it's the old "devil you know" mantra that people stick to  TornadoTN   Nov-10-06 12:32 PM   #70 
     - Webb ran as a conservative and won the Senate for us.  Bernardo de La Paz   Nov-10-06 12:44 PM   #72 
  - I agree we won because of unrest over the war and Bush  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:25 AM   #12 
  - I Don't Know What A Progressive Agenda Is...  DemocratSinceBirth   Nov-10-06 11:31 AM   #24 
     - that number doesn't mean much.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 12:00 PM   #47 
  - Independant doesn't necessarily mean "moderate"  Heaven and Earth   Nov-10-06 11:19 AM   #2 
  - Good point.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 11:23 AM   #10 
  - We won the independents, not the center  rocknation   Nov-10-06 11:25 AM   #15 
  - Then Why Does 45% Of The Electorate Define Themselves As Moderate?  DemocratSinceBirth   Nov-10-06 11:36 AM   #32 
  - Because "moderate" is a feel good word that not many want to reject  Heaven and Earth   Nov-10-06 12:00 PM   #48 
  - A majority of the public hold liberal positions on issues.  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 12:02 PM   #52 
     - Can you be specific?  SwingVoter2006   Nov-10-06 12:11 PM   #60 
        - 1st, the environment  Radical Activist   Nov-10-06 12:27 PM   #69 
  - Moderate = not beholden to the extremes of the spectrum!  SwingVoter2006   Nov-10-06 12:08 PM   #58 
  - The Independents are the center or are orthogonal (Libertarian)  Bernardo de La Paz   Nov-10-06 12:46 PM   #73 
  - That's true but by and large I think many indepenents are  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:26 AM   #16 
     - Most independants are Libertarians?  Heaven and Earth   Nov-10-06 12:01 PM   #50 
  - A third of Evangelicals voted Dem. They aren't center n/t  NNN0LHI   Nov-10-06 11:20 AM   #4 
  - Dean said that on Daily Show. Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see the poll that info  cryingshame   Nov-10-06 11:22 AM   #9 
  - The Electorate Is 21% Liberal 35% Conservative And 42% Moderate  DemocratSinceBirth   Nov-10-06 11:28 AM   #18 
  - I'm at work and can't really get involved in a big search now, but...  LoZoccolo   Nov-10-06 12:04 PM   #55 
  - And will we keep them in '08? nobody's is saying we shouldn't  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:28 AM   #19 
  - 71%-24%-4%  ShaneGR   Nov-10-06 11:43 AM   #35 
  - That isn't up much from past years.  LoZoccolo   Nov-10-06 12:02 PM   #51 
  - There is no "center." So how do we pursue a strong progressive agenda...  ClassWarrior   Nov-10-06 11:21 AM   #5 
  - ok, good points, not the center but swing voters.  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:33 AM   #27 
  - Saying "there is no center" is Rovian doom-think.  Bernardo de La Paz   Nov-10-06 12:47 PM   #74 
  - I agree with Atrios - I just don't know what that *means*....  BlooInBloo   Nov-10-06 11:21 AM   #6 
  - See post #5. Lakoff says we should speak to the so-called "center"...  ClassWarrior   Nov-10-06 11:22 AM   #8 
  - With a populist message  sandnsea   Nov-10-06 11:24 AM   #11 
  - Indeed and what is so radical about that?  Warren Stupidity   Nov-10-06 11:29 AM   #22 
     - Who said it was?  sandnsea   Nov-10-06 11:34 AM   #29 
        - I think I agree with you here.  Warren Stupidity   Nov-10-06 11:45 AM   #36 
           - Yes  sandnsea   Nov-10-06 11:55 AM   #43 
  - If it was indeed the center then why did Chafee lose?  gatorboy   Nov-10-06 11:25 AM   #13 
  - But RI is the most democratic state in the country and Bush had  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:31 AM   #25 
     - I think you're just not giving the Dem campaign enough credit is all.  gatorboy   Nov-10-06 02:21 PM   #76 
  - we won because people weren't as scared...  Actionman   Nov-10-06 11:25 AM   #14 
  - expose the credit card bill  sweetheart   Nov-10-06 11:27 AM   #17 
  - Exactly. You win if your message appeals to both the center and the left  Selatius   Nov-10-06 11:29 AM   #21 
  - We were the liberals AND the conservatives AND the libertarians  mondo joe   Nov-10-06 11:29 AM   #23 
  - We won because we were the pretty blond in the room...  txaslftist   Nov-10-06 11:33 AM   #28 
  - In effect they defeated themselves  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:36 AM   #31 
  - It was a repudiation of the republican party by the center  mmonk   Nov-10-06 11:35 AM   #30 
  - That's only one factor in our winning, so the statement is false.  porphyrian   Nov-10-06 11:43 AM   #34 
  - I agree.  Proud2BAmurkin   Nov-10-06 11:52 AM   #38 
  - Tell that to Harold Ford. Progressives won the day. Centerists ARE radical.  WA98296   Nov-10-06 11:54 AM   #40 
  - Exactly  depakid   Nov-10-06 11:57 AM   #45 
  - We won because Dean exploited the implosion of the GOP.  Odin2005   Nov-10-06 11:54 AM   #41 
  - Ok--I agree.  WI_DEM   Nov-10-06 11:56 AM   #44 
  - Dean is the new Rove  treestar   Nov-10-06 12:22 PM   #67 
  - ModerateProgressive could be a non-issue for now if we just  higher class   Nov-10-06 12:00 PM   #49 
  - Thanks, WI_DEM!  SwingVoter2006   Nov-10-06 12:03 PM   #54 
  - Ending the war in Iraq is certainly of vital importance....  Bridget Burke   Nov-10-06 12:14 PM   #62 
  - IA I would say the only mandate is to do things like  treestar   Nov-10-06 12:20 PM   #65 
  - By creating and supporting legislation  TayTay   Nov-10-06 12:06 PM   #57 
  - The center is one reason.  H2O Man   Nov-10-06 12:10 PM   #59 
  - Yes, WE won the Center.  Bridget Burke   Nov-10-06 12:17 PM   #64 
  - I agree  DemCam   Nov-10-06 12:42 PM   #71 
  - No, the repukes LOST the center; we can't count on that happening  HardRocker05   Nov-10-06 01:51 PM   #75 
  - The only people  not_a_robot   Nov-10-06 03:43 PM   #77 
 

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