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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 03:42 PM
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12. I've decided to remain in my town's DTC
Our caucus is this Monday night. I live in Connecticut.

While I disagree with the pro-Wall Street behavior of the Dem Establishment in Washington, I believe that the best place to reform the party is from within.

In the early 1990's, I felt the same way about Clinton and the state CT Dems that the Framingham DTC chair does about Obama and the Dems today. I left the Dem Party, but it didn't make it any better. In 2002, I rejoined the Dem Party and became active in the party. Previously, I had only been a Dem voter. I volunteered for Rep. Courtney's first attempt at his current seat in 2002. My volunteerism got me the attention of my town's DTC Chair at the time. She got me into the DTC in Jan. 2003. I've been a member since. In 2005, I became my DTC's secretary and have been it since.

By being a member of the local party, you can help reform it. In 2006, I was a supporter of Ned Lamont against Joe Lieberman. By joining with other Dems in DTC's across the state who agreed with me about Lieberman, we were able to primary Lieberman and boot him out of the Party. Unfortunately, Lamont lost the general election, but we are more experienced now than we were in 2006 and many Dems who supported Lieberman during the primary finally saw Lieberman the way we did. If we didn't primary Lieberman in 2006, he would be worse today than he has been. The fact that current polls show Lieberman losing more support justifies our primary battle against him.
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