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View Diary: How can progressives gain influence? Throw everything we've got behind David Alvarez in San Diego (121 comments)

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  •  He has been campaigning as a moderate (5+ / 0-)

    and has already attracted quite a bit of independent and Democratic support. "Fiscal responsibility" seems to be his main issue, which has a lot of crossover appeal.

    Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

    by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 08:57:49 AM PST

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    •  Beware of Republicans that (7+ / 0-)

      campaign as a "moderate".  Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania governor, campaigned as a "moderate".  His TV ads showed a kind, gentle and reasonable person.  Pennsylvanians elected him governor and he is the worst governor ever.  As soon as he was sworn into office, he ripped off his sheep costume and became a champion of ALEC.  He moved PA to number 47th in job creation.  Corbett is destroying PA and is now the least popular governor in the nation.

      For Alverez to win, he must show his opponent's true intentions without sounding cruel.  Follow Faulconer's money.  Organize block parties or events in neighborhoods where Faulconer might be more popular.  Do like Obama did.  Go to the opponent's territory.  As a Republican, Faulconer won't go into the poorer neighborhoods.  Alverez may need to buy replacement shoes as successful campaigning requires a lot of walking about neighborhoods.  Another point, people are more likely to vote for someone that shakes their hand.

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