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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:18 AM
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OK. Tomorrow, or last week, someone connected to BO or HRC says something "bad". What shall we do?
Have we learned *anything* about damning a candidate because someone connected to them says something that sounds offensive?
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jackson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:22 AM
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1. That depends
Is the person the second most important adult in the candidate's life or one of hundreds of politicians supporting a candidate running a national campaign? If it is the latter we crucify them. If it is the former it is no big deal.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:24 AM
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2. I'm getting tired of all this supporter stuff.
It really beats me why a candidates friends don't try to be good just for a few months. It seems they all want to be part of the story.

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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:24 AM
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3. goooooObama!!
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 07:24 AM
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4. It is where we've gotten.
No talk of issues. Not even personality and style. It's denigrated to he said/she said pettiness.
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:30 PM
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5. Yep.
sad.
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:32 PM
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6. Rove's kitchen sink at work. Don't forget the master of the rumor-mill.
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:50 PM
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11. Obama's Swiftboating of the Clintons on Race was right out of Rove's playbook.
Obama/Rove '08
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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:33 PM
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7. WE SHOULD IGNORE ALL COMMENTS BY "SUPPORTERS"... only the candidate's words should matter....
...but it won't work that way.

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:20 PM
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8. No, because supporters inflict actual damage that requires response.
And the cycle continues.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:29 PM
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9. Start as many threads as possible, and hope new people sign up to add more?
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 04:49 PM
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10. It's worse than that. MSM recyles old stuff. In "photogate" they recycled stuff Michelle said 2007
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 04:51 PM by McCamy Taylor
and pretended she said it in 2008. They have known about Wright since last year, but they sat on the story until they needed it. Played it right after Ferraro to make Hillary supporters mad at the double standard since Ferraro and Wright as so similar but the left wing media (like KO) treated them so differently.
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Mooney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:51 PM
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12. FUCK, NO!
I can't wait for the next controversy. I hope Shriners are involved somehow.
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Zookeeper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:54 PM
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13. I say we remind America of what a horrible President...
McCain would make.

It's time to remember who is the real enemy.

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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:12 PM
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14. You nailed it!
:applause:
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