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Chasstev365

(5,191 posts)
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:18 AM Apr 2017

Jon Ossoff needs to immediately challenge his GA Republican opponent to a series of debates

If she declines, it looks very bad. If she accepts, Ossoff can use it as a national platform to expose Trump and the GOP as the phonies they are.

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Jon Ossoff needs to immediately challenge his GA Republican opponent to a series of debates (Original Post) Chasstev365 Apr 2017 OP
That sounds good to me. murielm99 Apr 2017 #1
The living outside the district thing won't help Lee-Lee Apr 2017 #10
Not even a good try. Kingofalldems Apr 2017 #20
I'm just doing a realistic analysis Lee-Lee Apr 2017 #23
He can move HoneyBadger Apr 2017 #28
I agree! This race is just getting started. It is still a Ilsa Apr 2017 #2
What Were The Numbers In This Election?.... global1 Apr 2017 #3
He needed over 50 percent and got 48 percent oberliner Apr 2017 #5
This is the final result turbinetree Apr 2017 #17
He repeatedly his said his focus is on the needs of the district and the state of Georgia oberliner Apr 2017 #4
What makes you think local voters want a national debate? brooklynite Apr 2017 #6
why wouldn't they? It's for a position in the federal govt Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #7
But it's a state level position - he won't represent national interests ehrnst Apr 2017 #9
State level position? Eh? Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #13
State level ?? Its for the united states congress.. drray23 Apr 2017 #15
Most people vote (even for Congress) on local issues... brooklynite Apr 2017 #25
Because US Congress doesn't vote on federal laws? Pacifist Patriot Apr 2017 #24
From Tip O'Neill's father... angstlessk Apr 2017 #29
He doesn't need a national platform. A state level politician that seeks the national spotlight ehrnst Apr 2017 #8
Here's his opponent Karen Handel, seems like a typical Repub Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #11
Please google her name and Komen or Planned Parenthood. TNNurse Apr 2017 #18
Oh, so THAT'S who she is. The woman who almost single-handedly destroyed catbyte Apr 2017 #27
ah-- yeah, remember that now Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #31
Yes, I did not remember her name. TNNurse Apr 2017 #35
Karen Handel / Planned Parenthood and her History turbinetree Apr 2017 #19
thanks! Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #30
You are welcome turbinetree Apr 2017 #34
National vs. State interests OldRedneck Apr 2017 #12
45 and the GOPee have been exposed *REPEATEDLY* on a worldwide platform LaydeeBug Apr 2017 #14
Another moral victory. mn9driver Apr 2017 #16
me too. BainsBane Apr 2017 #21
He should move greymattermom Apr 2017 #22
he's said he will move... he won't win without moving, I suspect Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #32
Addressing Hijacked Voting Machines is a More Critical Issue dlk Apr 2017 #26
true that Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #33

murielm99

(30,858 posts)
1. That sounds good to me.
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:22 AM
Apr 2017

I have one concern about this candidate. Although he has been quite open about living outside the district and his plan to move there in a few weeks, I worry that this can be used against him to get people to vote for his opponent.

I am pulling for this guy. I like him for reasons other than his obvious challenge to the GOP supremacy. He seems like a good guy and a good prospect as a future Congressman.

 

Lee-Lee

(6,324 posts)
10. The living outside the district thing won't help
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:55 AM
Apr 2017

That kind of thing is never a positive and it makes you waste time and effort defending it or explaining it away.

I'm kind of disappointed in the party in GA that they couldn't find a good candidate who lived in the district.

 

Lee-Lee

(6,324 posts)
23. I'm just doing a realistic analysis
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:06 AM
Apr 2017

I personally don't think it affects a persons ability to represent a district if they live there or not, but any person looking at it from a realistic standpoint has to admit it does give the opposing side a point they can attack and hammer on.

And when you are playing defense against that kind of thing that's opportunity missed to be on the offense on other issues.

Pretending it won't be an issue is denying reality. Campaigns that do that generally don't do well. You have to be realistic about your weaknesses as much as your strengths.

Ilsa

(61,731 posts)
2. I agree! This race is just getting started. It is still a
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:24 AM
Apr 2017

Referendum on dt's failures. The energy and contributions need to be kept up.

global1

(25,391 posts)
3. What Were The Numbers In This Election?....
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:36 AM
Apr 2017

How much did he miss by to win this outright without a runoff?

 

oberliner

(58,724 posts)
4. He repeatedly his said his focus is on the needs of the district and the state of Georgia
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:37 AM
Apr 2017

He is not interested in a "national platform to expose Trump".

He is interested in helping the people of Georgia.

 

ehrnst

(32,640 posts)
9. But it's a state level position - he won't represent national interests
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:52 AM
Apr 2017

until he chairs committees, which he won't as a freshman.

brooklynite

(95,481 posts)
25. Most people vote (even for Congress) on local issues...
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:28 AM
Apr 2017

Donald Trump's behavior is not likely to be a major concern.

 

ehrnst

(32,640 posts)
8. He doesn't need a national platform. A state level politician that seeks the national spotlight
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:51 AM
Apr 2017

too much could find their approval rating among constituents dropping several percentage points.

Better that he win the election first.

catbyte

(34,683 posts)
27. Oh, so THAT'S who she is. The woman who almost single-handedly destroyed
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:35 AM
Apr 2017

Susan G. Komen. I remember that. I don't think they've ever fully recovered from her influence.

TNNurse

(6,960 posts)
35. Yes, I did not remember her name.
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 03:33 PM
Apr 2017

But as a breast cancer survivor, that mess is the reason I do not support Komen anymore.

turbinetree

(24,789 posts)
34. You are welcome
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 11:35 AM
Apr 2017

the corporate media has kinda let this be given a pass with this person well she needs to be reminded every day of this interaction she had with "both" of these organizations.

Last night the corporate media was beside themselves, the in fact that democrat actually beat a right wing fascist, who thinks that she is entitled to some congressional seat just because she is a republican.

And now the sexual predator robo call was flop now what are they going to do, bring in Pence, and Cruz, or some other fascists, how about Eddie Munster Ayn Rand Ryan, who still wants this country to have full fledged death panels along with the previous two mentioned jerks------------------not happening this time

 

OldRedneck

(1,397 posts)
12. National vs. State interests
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:57 AM
Apr 2017

Ossoff is a former Congressional staffer. As such he should be very familiar with the issues that come before a House member -- those issues are both LOCAL and NATIONAL.

I hope he and has campaign people are smart enough to base their campaign now on a mixture of local and national issues. While Trump is a tempting -- and a yuuuuuuge -- target, Ossoff does need to keep the focus on his district with the occasional shot at Trump.

Remember: Republicans love to tie local candidates to Clinton, Pelosi, Harry Reid, Schumer, and Obama -- and it works.

 

LaydeeBug

(10,291 posts)
14. 45 and the GOPee have been exposed *REPEATEDLY* on a worldwide platform
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:59 AM
Apr 2017

This OP is just silly.

45 is right about one thing: he could shoot someone on 5th avenue and Trump Chumps would still vote for him.

You are treating them like they are our rivals. They're treating us like we're their enemy.

They keep winning by cheating, and we keep losing by pretending it's not happening.

dlk

(11,693 posts)
26. Addressing Hijacked Voting Machines is a More Critical Issue
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:31 AM
Apr 2017

Debates are all good and well. However, until the issue of voting machines that can be hijacked and can't be audited is addressed, Dems will continue to lose elections.

 

Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
33. true that
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:12 AM
Apr 2017

but there's no easy fix for that, even though it undoubtedly costs us in close elections

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