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View Diary: GA & WV-Sen: Steve Israel (D) "Nick Rahall (D) & John Barrow (D) Unlikely To Run For Senate" (5 comments)

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  •  Can Barrow get Metro Atlanta Dems... (0+ / 0-)

    ...to rally around his candidacy? I seriously doubt it, but I don't live in Georgia.

    When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

    by Egalitare on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 06:16:28 PM PDT

    •  Of course he can. It is outside the metro area (0+ / 0-)

      ...that will be his toughest challenge but is also the reason why he is likely the strongest candidate. Barrow is just Sam Nunn from out further.

      His second toughest challenge will be to energize African-American voters more than previous Democratic candidates for statewide office.

      The math to a Democratic victory is known: win at least 25% of the white vote and turnout the minority vote. A Dem may be able to get by with slightly less than 25%, but she/he would really need to energize the rest of the base.

      "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

      by sebastianguy99 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 12:58:41 AM PDT

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