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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-17-07 11:53 AM
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DFA: Go presidential?
America will elect a new President in 2008. While the election is more than 20 months away, the race has already begun.

Individually, Democracy for America members will choose their favorite candidates. But collectively, DFA has an opportunity to influence the presidential primary process and the candidates' positions. Imagine a nominee who shares your values with the power of Democracy for America on his or her side.

But before we jump into the presidential primaries as an organization, it's up to DFA members to decide whether we should. You steer DFA. Will you help make this decision?

survey here


What does everyone think? At the moment, I'm leaning against DFA as an organization getting behind a presidential candidate in a big way. I think we can have more influence electing progressive candidates further down the ballot. Am I wrong?
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-17-07 06:02 PM
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1. I'm kinda with you. I'm ambivalent, but I lean to staying out of the Presidential race. -eom
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 05:57 AM
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2. I don't think there's any real process for determining an endorsement.
I'd prefer to hold the card in reserve, stay mum, and think about it. We're definitely endorsing the Democratic nominee no matter who it ends up being, God help us.
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-27-07 06:41 PM
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3. I tend to agree with you
I always appreciated DFA as a non affiliated interest group.
I'm not saying it would hurt to do, but I think it would dilute what we are trying to accomplish at ground level, which is honest elections , support of downticket progressives , and our various issues.

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