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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:09 AM
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The TWO biggest reasons NOT to support Hillary.
The two main reasons NOT to support Hillary are really rather simple.

1) She is simply too polarizing in the general electorate. HALF, and I say again, HALF of this country DOES NOT LIKE HER. The R's are hoping and praying we will nominate her. She is their best dream. They WANT to run against her because it will energize and galvanize their party BIGTIME. Also, she alienates Independents BIGTIME as well. Hillary fans, like it or not, reality is reality. Obama would get her primary voters. But she DOES NOT get all of Obama's I's and crossover moderate R's. He is also better for our down-ticket candidates in "purple" areas that don't like Hillary. Too many I's and moderate R's who we need to win are diametrically opposed to her from the outset.

2) Hillary and her team are clearly planning to run the old, tired
20-state strategy that has doomed our party time and time and time again.
It is the old, worn-out thinking of Terry McAuliffe and many of the other old school establishment Dems. When we elected Howard Dean DNC Chair, we insisted on a new 50-state strategy to re-build the party. In the face of vehement Washington establishment opposition, he has stuck to his guns to invest in party-building in red states. Obama is doing the same thing. He would compete EVERYWHERE. Hillary has already made it abundently clear that too many red states don't matter. She has written them off. She did it again just the other day when, to try to minimize his performance thus far and make her case for why she should be the nominee, she said that Obama "has won states that, frankly, we don't have much of a chance to win in the general election." What CRAPPY, OLD, TIRED, WORN OUT, DEFEATEST thinking that is. It is the failed thinking of the past.
We DO have a chance to make up ground in the red states, and even flip some: i.e. VA, LA, NM, NV, CO, FL, IA, ... So Dems, think about this.
She has written off huge chunks of the country, and why anyone would support that kind of thinking utterly baffles me.

Hillary is THE PAST. Obama is THE FUTURE. Period.
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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:14 AM
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1. Pretty simple, she can't win and she'll kill us downballot...
I'm not sure Obama can win either but you won't see candidates in swing districts fleeing as fast as they can when he hits town.
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mculator Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:14 AM
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2. Joint ticket.
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:14 AM
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3. K&R - we're one of those down-ticket districts that would be impacted
We're fighting today to take back Hastert's seat. Historically, we're a very red district, as is the one next to us. It's split right now after the primary, and with much thanks to Obama. We need to ensure that come November, the puke base isn't raging against Clinton. If that happens, the milk nazi and global racist is going get Hastert's seat without question.
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InAbLuEsTaTe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:54 AM
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4. THIRD REASON: We could lose the Senate and the House.
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