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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-11 03:32 PM
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2. With the right October Surprise, *any* Republican can win.
Which is why we have to be careful about hoping they put the Sarah Palin bullet in the chamber.

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  -Howard Dean warns Sarah Palin could beat Obama in 2012 ProSense  Jun-04-11 03:20 PM   #0 
  - He's got to be having some fun with this.  JoePhilly   Jun-04-11 03:24 PM   #1 
  - Rallying the base  anntique   Jun-05-11 09:13 AM   #48 
  - With the right October Surprise, *any* Republican can win.  Ian David   Jun-04-11 03:32 PM   #2 
  - There will be a November surprise  Avant Guardian   Jun-04-11 07:05 PM   #26 
  - They are already well on the way to supressing the vote  csziggy   Jun-05-11 12:18 AM   #41 
  - The Democratic Party had the opportunity to "change" that, 2008 - 2010.  bvar22   Jun-05-11 01:58 PM   #56 
  - Exactly!  Empowerer   Jun-04-11 08:53 PM   #33 
  - Yeah......THAT'S RIGHT! Listen up ReThugs!  PearliePoo2   Jun-04-11 03:33 PM   #3 
  - People should take Howard Dean, the man who developed the 50 state strategy  pnwmom   Jun-04-11 03:52 PM   #4 
  - If that philosophy about winning the nomination is so true...  aaaaaa5a   Jun-04-11 04:52 PM   #17 
  - I think that Dukakis was a better 1998 candidate that Al Gore  karynnj   Jun-06-11 09:14 AM   #59 
  - Why? It's correct by default.  Arkana   Jun-04-11 09:49 PM   #39 
  - Repuke -controlled state legislators are rolling back voters' rights  TheDebbieDee   Jun-04-11 03:53 PM   #5 
  - Exactly. We should be driving people to get required I.D.'s and to register  pnwmom   Jun-04-11 03:55 PM   #6 
     - In Florida, they are making it prohibitive to HELP people to register  csziggy   Jun-05-11 12:21 AM   #42 
  - I believe that anyone who runs on ...  Little Star   Jun-04-11 03:56 PM   #7 
  - No Republican would ever run on changing NAFTA  Proud Liberal Dem   Jun-04-11 04:19 PM   #11 
     - I'm not so sure about Romney on those issues. n/t  Little Star   Jun-04-11 05:25 PM   #22 
     - They don't actually have to "change" NAFTA.  bvar22   Jun-05-11 01:53 PM   #55 
        - Democrats can run on changing NAFTA without any political consequences  Proud Liberal Dem   Jun-06-11 03:29 PM   #60 
  - I agree. nt  Deep13   Jun-04-11 04:02 PM   #8 
  - If the economy doesn't pick up big time ...  Meeker Morgan   Jun-04-11 04:14 PM   #9 
  - Nah. There could be the Great Depression and people wouldn't vote for that nutjob.  RBInMaine   Jun-04-11 08:15 PM   #32 
  - It's always about the economy, first and last.  Mimosa   Jun-06-11 06:12 PM   #61 
  - It doesn't matter *who* votes. What matters is *who* counts the votes.  nosmokes   Jun-04-11 04:17 PM   #10 
  - So, they just let Obama win in 2008? Not in a million years.  Eagle Mall   Jun-04-11 04:26 PM   #13 
     - Did not let him win - Ohio had Dems counting the vote in 2008  mtnester   Jun-05-11 05:49 AM   #44 
        - What about Florida? or Indiana? or North Carolina?  Eagle Mall   Jun-05-11 10:15 AM   #53 
           - Since you did not testify to what happened on the ground in 2004 in Ohio  mtnester   Jun-06-11 04:23 AM   #57 
  - Dean thought he could win, too.  Eagle Mall   Jun-04-11 04:25 PM   #12 
  - And had he been nominated, he might have won.  Tesha   Jun-04-11 04:50 PM   #16 
  - It makes me ill to hear respectable people like Howard Dean giving this woman legitimacy..  DCBob   Jun-04-11 04:36 PM   #14 
  - It's not a question of "legitimacy"; it's a question of "could she win"?  Tesha   Jun-04-11 04:52 PM   #18 
     - Then he should have included some quip like yes she could win but so could Mickey Mouse..  DCBob   Jun-04-11 05:08 PM   #19 
        - why should he quip?...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-04-11 06:58 PM   #25 
           - why miss an opportuity to educate the ignorant masses?  DCBob   Jun-04-11 08:01 PM   #28 
  - two words for all of you ridiculing Gov. Dean:  CatWoman   Jun-04-11 04:45 PM   #15 
  - Sarah Palin makes Bush look like Mensa material.  DCBob   Jun-04-11 05:16 PM   #21 
  - Agreed.  aaaaaa5a   Jun-04-11 09:10 PM   #34 
     - Its almost as if Palin thnks its cool to sound stupid.  DCBob   Jun-05-11 06:56 AM   #45 
  - sorry, this statement is just stupid  mkultra   Jun-04-11 09:15 PM   #35 
  - A relatively unknown governor who rose to prominence  Arkana   Jun-04-11 09:47 PM   #38 
  - Agreed  Top Cat   Jun-05-11 09:34 AM   #50 
  - Two more: Ronald Reagan.  PassingFair   Jun-05-11 09:31 AM   #49 
  - Governor Dean is right....  Grey   Jun-04-11 05:10 PM   #20 
  - Yep.  GoCubsGo   Jun-04-11 05:47 PM   #24 
  - Good advice!  The Unawriter   Jun-04-11 05:27 PM   #23 
  - His credibility has just gone to hell  treestar   Jun-04-11 07:53 PM   #27 
  - I agree even the dumbest Americans would find someone else  Top Cat   Jun-05-11 09:36 AM   #51 
  - She can't but it's smart for Dems to push this angle..... nt  Blasphemer   Jun-04-11 08:06 PM   #29 
  - Sorry, Dr. Dean, but that's crazy talk. Palin is a cartoon.  AtomicKitten   Jun-04-11 08:10 PM   #30 
  - Wouldn't happen in a million fucking years. The Dr. needs a shrink on this one.  RBInMaine   Jun-04-11 08:14 PM   #31 
  - Being complacent is a risk. Take it at your own risk and peril.  Mass   Jun-04-11 09:35 PM   #36 
  - Obama is not Coakley, and Scott Brown was an unknown quantity.  Arkana   Jun-04-11 09:45 PM   #37 
  - Enough idiots out there for it to happen  pstokely   Jun-04-11 11:42 PM   #40 
  - I don't see why any Democrat should be saying otherwise  Hippo_Tron   Jun-05-11 12:40 AM   #43 
  - She can win the primary, she will not win the general, it's a statistical impossibility.  Amimnoch   Jun-05-11 08:02 AM   #46 
  - any major party nominee can win  dsc   Jun-05-11 08:17 AM   #47 
  - FOOLS!  southshore   Jun-05-11 09:54 AM   #52 
  - Harry Truman agrees with Howard Dean.  bvar22   Jun-05-11 01:48 PM   #54 
  - AWK!! Dean needs to read this Daily Kos post that obliterates the RW talking point on losing above  karynnj   Jun-06-11 06:49 AM   #58 

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