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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:08 AM
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19. We aren't even holding onto the map we had in '06. Again, look at VA.
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 08:11 AM by leveymg
Swing voters tend to be low-information voters or discouraged voters who swing with whichever party currently has momentum and the most plausible promise of change. Right now, that is not the Democratic Party because of the failure of the leadership to appear to be committed and capable of delivering a change agenda. Results are even more important to the activist base who need to see a return for their hard work.

Delivering SChip, etc. may be important, but it's not really enough of what people are looking for. We're looking for major legislative accomplishments in proportion to the number of Democrats in office -- something Harry Reid and Barack Obama aren't delivering. Nancy has a better track record delivering a solid majority in the House, which has a more progressive membership. The Senate has been too timid and centrist, because timid centrists still run the upper house. Obama has, as well, appeared to be timid and centrist. They've been ineffective at delivering major reforms in an environment that requires bold, aggressive action.

We need to govern from a clearly identifiable set of principles. That's what leaders do. The American people have yet to see much real leadership, and are becoming discouraged. That opens the door to those who want to destroy what we hope to create.
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