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shimmergal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-09-09 01:44 PM
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70. Exactly!
No public option + mandates = slavery!

If that's the way it falls out, primary EVERY elected critter who caved. Don't let the Repubs win, however. If our primary candidates lose, then we need to go third party. Not with the Greens; Ralph Nader has ruined that brand forever.

Take a look at the strategy of the Perot campaign in 1992. It took 19% of the vote, running tightly focused on an economic agenda in an atmosphere that was not nearly as bad as what we have now. Granted, Perot already had a sort-of structure in place, in his "United We Stand" groups, but if we start now, it's not impossible to put together a similar outfit. We'll need to concentrate on a few big points that would draw in independents and non-crazy Republicans as well as us outraged lefties.

At minimum, it would throw a huge wild card into the ring for 2012. (Though we need to start building for the 2010 elections, too.) At maximum, we might get that real alignment of American politics that's been needed for so long.
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