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  •  Meh. Kevin who? (7+ / 0-)

    Has he ever been outside of the Madison bubble? Has he ever run for elected office? Ever walked a line with union members? Ever knocked doors? Campaigned for/with other Democrats?

    I've heard this rumor, and I've heard it from the top of the party - except they won't name the person either.

    Consider me underwhelmed.

    •  Conroy sounds like a "Ron Johnson of the Left" (0+ / 0-)

      Two words come to mind when I hear about Kevin Conroy, and they're the same words that could also be said about Ron Johnson: "wealthy fluke."

      Polls don't vote, statistics don't vote, history doesn't vote, yard signs don't vote...PEOPLE VOTE!!!

      by DownstateDemocrat on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 08:43:59 AM PDT

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      •  No technocrats please. I back Sen. Vinehout. nt (2+ / 0-)
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        I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, alive as you and me.

        by plankbob on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 08:50:11 AM PDT

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      •  Well, without turning into a big apologist (4+ / 0-)
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        for Conroy, I'll note that unlike Johnson, Conroy didn't reach the top by marrying someone wealthy. In his previous turn as a CEO, he did a pretty good job at turning around a company that had just failed in its second major attempt at transforming its central chunk of intellectual property into a working business model.

        Sure, I think he was overpaid -- I think they're all overpaid -- but he isn't a complete idiot like Johnson. His success wasn't just a fluke -- he had apparently impressed the board in his previous role at the company (interestingly, I think he was on the legal staff, not the sales/marketing group), and when they chucked the CEO and executive team, they asked Conroy to take over.

        I too have my reservations about electing CEOs, but about the only similarity you could find between Conroy and Johnson is that they've both been CEOs.

        To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

        by UntimelyRippd on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:03:42 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, he's just like a plastic salesman. (0+ / 0-)

        C'mon.

        All entrepreneurs aren't idiots.

        Some, in fact, are brilliant.

        "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

        by Bush Bites on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:05:53 AM PDT

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    •  I like the idea of a biotech guy running. (3+ / 0-)
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      If he can speak in public and successfully reflect a view of the future based on his background.

      "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

      by Bush Bites on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:03:45 AM PDT

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