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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-29-10 08:43 AM
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36. You don't know Missouri very well then
McCaskill is the product of a state Democratic machine that has effectively kept liberals and progressives out of statewide office. Instead, it promotes people like McCaskill, a conservative Dem, Jay Nixon, whose conservative leanings and ineffectiveness are currently on display for all, and Chris Koster, our Republican turned Dem AG.

The conventional wisdom is to write Missouri off as a conservative state, yet if you look at things like ballot initiatives, local races, and various city statutes around the state, you'll find that there is a large liberal vote that could be tapped to put a liberal into statewide office. But such a candidate faces not only the usual 'Pug opposition, but a Democratic party establishment that is dead set on keeping liberals from having any sort of voice.

And if you think that she is "practical and tough as nails", you don't know McCaskill very well either. She is more than willing to compromise away and sort of left leaning progress. Is she better than the 'Pug alternative, marginally, yes. But that does not make her worthy of putting into office again.
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