Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

The Democratic State of Montana

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
catbert836 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:43 AM
Original message
The Democratic State of Montana
Sure they votd for * along with the rest of the rural states, but when their last Repuke governor said she wanted to be "a lapdog of industry", Montanans were rightly outraged.
Today, Montana has a brand-new Democratic governor. The Democrats also took the State House of Represetatives and came within one seat of taking the State Senate. So don't give up on the rural states yet.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:45 AM
Response to Original message
1. Excellent to hear some good news from the heartland
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
catbert836 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:49 AM
Response to Reply #1
2. Yeah, why people think we need to just give up on the heartland is
beyond me.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:54 AM
Response to Reply #2
5. I agree. I don't believe there are 59 Million fundie zealots in this
Country. I think Chimpco duped a good 10 million folks who are otherwise rational, into thinking we are all gonna die. These are the folks we need to target and bring into our fold. And it is do-able.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
catbert836 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:56 AM
Response to Reply #5
7. The Heartland will turn back to the Democrats
Just like the South turned away from us 40 years ago. All we need to do is make it happen.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:50 AM
Response to Original message
3. Some of our state candidates could help out our national candidates a bit.
They know how to win in those states, but our clueless national party has no idea.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
catbert836 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:54 AM
Response to Reply #3
6. No one n leadership has to live in a rural state
I think before a Democrat can become a Congressman or Senator, with Prsidential ambitions, they should have to live in the heartland for a year.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gnofg Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:52 AM
Response to Original message
4. Go West
We need to target the rocky mountains and the southwest. There are plenty of fiscal conservatives/social liberals who can be converted
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:40 AM
Response to Original message
8. I love Montana .....
I have frequented Great Falls and traveled to Glacier......It pleases me so to hear the good news.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
buttemontana Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:25 AM
Response to Original message
9. Demos in Montana
Yes, it's great that lapdog Judy is no longer guv, and wonderful the gains made in state government. But, it seems that "all politics are local" is really true in MT. Of the half-million votes cast, BushCo took it by around 100k votes. Perhaps this is just the first step in the rural states going Democratic.
Thanks
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
JusticeForAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:41 AM
Response to Reply #9
11. Welcome to DU buttemontana
Hooray Montana! We need your 3 EVs next time!

Welcome!

:toast: :hi: :toast: :hi: :toast:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
69KV Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:34 AM
Response to Original message
10. I noticed that...
Montana, Colorado, Vermont, Minnesota had big Dem sweeps in the state elections.

The states that have Dem governors right now include Montana, Kansas, North Carolina, Indiana, Wyoming, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. (On the flip side, incredibly, New York, California, and Massachusetts have 'puke governors right now.)

Whatever it is we're doing right in the state elections in the rural states, we need to find a way to transfer that magic to the national elections.

I'm becoming convinced that we have a big future in the "red" states by building strong parties at the state level and winning the state house and governor races. We just have to find a way to build on the strong state parties to get people to vote Dem in national elections.

All the Dem governors we have right now, might even be the place to find the new faces we need on the national scene, and our next Presidential candidate.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:19 AM
Response to Original message
12. Colorado too!!!
We recaptured the entire General Assembly for the first time since 1962!

Oh, and our Repub. Governor is really tied down. After his term is up in 2006 I think his political career is finished.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Sep 18th 2014, 03:02 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC