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View Diary: Daily Kos Elections SC-01 special election liveblog thread #3: Mark Sanford wins (235 comments)

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  •  Well if I was sitting in a D+9 district (0+ / 0-)

    and my options were some shithead Democrat and a Republican 18-month rental, I'd definitely sit it out and wait to win the seat back next go-round. I don't get why people want to vote for people like Sanford and Desjarlais when they can get a non-psychopath to win the seat with a little patience.

    •  To be fair, though, if we're going to talk about (0+ / 0-)

      strategic decision-making, your talking about "18-month rentals" is even further removed (than the "have a person of my preferred ideological/policy-goal party in office" idea) from the emphasis on immediacy that political campaigns engender.

    •  Alternatively (0+ / 0-)

      If you are in a D+9 district, you can vote for the Republican and then do a ton to hold his feet to the fire in terms of voting for liberal/progressive policies.  And maybe even move the Republican Party out of its hellhole.

      It of course helps if you have open or jungle primaries.

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