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  •  2020 is a step. (4+ / 0-)

    But we need to make at least incremental gains in '14, '16, and '18.

    With a lot of the base becoming extinct, there is a ground swell of new Dems coming along.  We need to nurture those.  It must be a continuing thing - not just when needed.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 01:29:42 PM PST

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    •  The point regarding 2020 was (3+ / 0-)
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      that if we aren't prepared then we could easily lose all the ground we will likely gain in the intervening years just like 2010 cost us all the gains we made in 2006 and 2008 not just for the year but for the coming decade as it meant they controlled who drew the maps.

      "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

      by Andrew C White on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 02:05:56 PM PST

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      •  I understood your point. (0+ / 0-)

        But if we prepare properly, it could minimize ground loss.

        I prefer to look at the positive side.

        I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

        by trumpeter on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 02:35:19 PM PST

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