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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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