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  •  Of course it won't just happen (12+ / 0-)

    Obama & Co. have to work this right. But they will, I've no doubt. This will not be an election that calls for state of the art political brilliance, just basic competence and discipline, and they will bring it. The other side has given them all the ammo they need to win. They just have to aim it in a general direction and it's their's.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 09:26:00 PM PST

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    •  I think they will bring the brilliance (2+ / 0-)
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      The difference between a win that has been eked out and a complete destruction of the opposition is the difference between a Congress that thinks the country is still rather right wing and one that feels it has a licence to dare to be a bit more liberal.

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      by ultraviolet uk on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 03:27:18 AM PST

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    •  Not Obama & Co. (0+ / 0-)

      Sorry, WE must work to get it right.

      Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.

      by MoDem on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 07:38:40 AM PST

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      •  No, they must (0+ / 0-)

        Foot soldiers are important, but this election will be won at the top level, with effective fundraising and smart strategizing. We tend to overvalue the importance of the grassroots at the national election level. Our democracy isn't nearly as participatory as we tend to think it is or that it should be.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 08:54:10 AM PST

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        •  I disagree (0+ / 0-)

          Obama almost won Missouri because of the grassroots effort.

          The grassroots effort will be crucial in down ballot races.

          Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.

          by MoDem on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 02:06:18 PM PST

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          •  But the overall winning strategy (0+ / 0-)

            came from the top. All the grassroots in the world wouldn't have won it for him without a politically brilliant strategy and leaders.

            "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

            by kovie on Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 02:27:45 PM PST

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