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respublicus Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 05:25 AM
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3. Why Obama is a sure loser in November debacle against McCain-Lieberman
The list of states captured by Obama on Feb. 5 is largely a joke, except for Illinois and a couple of others. He proudly lists Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, North Dakota, and Utah. What do these states have in common? They are states which a Democrat could never win in a general election. Under the Electoral College system, Democratic votes in these states are worthless they will be thrown away.

How many people are there in the Alaska Democratic Party? The caucus turnout seems to have been below 1,000 people. Idaho is one of the most reactionary states the Democratic Party there could meet in a phone booth. The same goes for Utah...

What can we do with a Democratic candidate who cannot win California, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida cannot win even the skewed Democratic primary voters of these critical states?

(Democratic primary voters tend to be more liberal elitest than the electorate - that's the curse of the Democratic party, always nominating unelectable candidates like McGovern or Mondale}...

The key to replacing the old reactionary Southern strategy of the Republicans may well be a Southwest strategy for progressive Democrats. We have already noted that Mrs. Clinton has carried the Latino vote by a margin of two to one we must especially stress Mrs. Clinton's ability to carry California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Because of her ascendancy among Latino voters, it may well prove possible to add Texas to this voting bloc If we can succeed in detaching Texas from the reactionary Republican solid South of the past 40 years, something that Latino votes will help to make possible, then the future path of virtually any Republican to the White House is permanently barred.
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