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Pre-mortem for the Lamont campaign
Posted by: mcq on Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The NY Observer has it (apparently pre-mortems are all the rage now). Ties in with my "Netroots Angst" post.

This caught my eye:
Some Democratic strategists argued that Mr. Lamont served as a field test of the theory that grassroots energy and blogger support were sufficient to win an election. “They give you wind, but they don’t give you all the sail,” said Donna Brazile, who managed Al Gore’s 2000 Presidential campaign.
Heh ... All wind and no sail. Kinda like all hat and no cowboy.

Reminds me, though, of those in the military who thought you could win a war with air power alone. Nope. Air power is simply one of many combat multipliers available to ground commanders. Same with bloggers and political campaigns. If Democratic strategists truly believed "grassroots energy and blogger support" were sufficient to win an election, Howard Dean would be president.
 
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But if there were a viable Republican candidate, then the dynamic of the race would be much different. The fact that the GOP is backing Lieberman makes this a unique case.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
Lamont is just Kerry without a personality. Wow, that is scary
 
Written By: capt joe
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I didn’t support him at the time, but Dean is looking more and more prescient these days. Supported Gulf War ’91 but doubted whether removing Saddam Hussein would really make America safer... pro gun-rights ("A" rating from the NRA), pro abortion-rights, pro civil unions, favors the death penalty, cut spending on publically-financed campaigns, Medicaid, and education to balance the budget... maybe we would’ve been better off if he had.
 
Written By: Mithras
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Isn’t it "Big hat, no cattle"
 
Written By: Tito
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I didn’t support him at the time, but Dean is looking more and more prescient these days.... maybe we would’ve been better off if he had.
BWAAAAAHHHAAAAHHAAAAAAHHAAAAAAA ROTFLMAO!!!!!

Better off dead maybe, but not better off.
 
Written By: meagain
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"Big hat, no cattle"


I’ve heard that as well ... variations on a theme I guess.
 
Written By: McQ
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I didn’t support him at the time, but Dean is looking more and more prescient these days. Supported Gulf War ’91 but doubted whether removing Saddam Hussein would really make America safer... pro gun-rights ("A" rating from the NRA), pro abortion-rights, pro civil unions, favors the death penalty, cut spending on publically-financed campaigns, Medicaid, and education to balance the budget... maybe we would’ve been better off if he had.
Didn’t Clinton have a good NRA rating while he was governer?

It is true that Dean’s ideas are better than a typical Democrat. In fact, better than someone like Lieberman I think. But still, there’s something scary about having the guy in charge.
 
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But if there were a viable Republican candidate, then the dynamic of the race would be much different. The fact that the GOP is backing Lieberman makes this a unique case.
I though prominant Dems were backing Lieberman. You know, Hillery et al.
 
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