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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    I think the lesson for Republicans is to not have conventions in purple states nominate your candidate. Stick with a primary. Preferably, an open primary.

    Edit: If you want to win the election, that is. If you want to kamikaze and brag about how pure you are, keep nominating legitimate candidates. Odie is right; McAuliffe was about the worst candidate the Democrats could have nominated. And he still won.
    Any Republican would have been attacked the same way. The issue was not how the candidate was selected, it was how the Democrats (who claim that money is a corrupting factor in politics, except when they have the advantate) outspent the Republican candidate and swamped the airwaves with a grotesquely dishonest campaign.

    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Right so the Dems can cross party lines and influence the candidate.

    A primary would not necessarily give the Democrats any influence, as long as it isn't an open primary. Primaries actually do provide some valuable effects. A primary campaign allows a candidate to improve his name recognition, get his message out early and identify weaknesses in the campaign before the general election. If Cuccinelli had run a primary campaign, he'd have been far better known to the electorate and the Democrats' campaign to define him as a misogynist kook would have fallen flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    I congratulate you on working on the campaign. I have a great deal of respect for that. I haven't ever worked to get someone elected above the city council.
    Some things are easier than others. Phone Banking can be done from your home. Being a Delegate is also fairly easy. Passing out information at Gun shows, festivals etc.

    Grassroots don't get paid or even noticed, so it's not exactly working "for" a campaign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    Some things are easier than others. Phone Banking can be done from your home. Being a Delegate is also fairly easy. Passing out information at Gun shows, festivals etc.

    Grassroots don't get paid or even noticed, so it's not exactly working "for" a campaign.
    I did the walk the neighborhood thing. Throwing pamphlets with election information and talking to people. It is surprising how few people vote in low profile elections. Of them all, your local is going to matter to you the most. Yesterday, in a city of about 750,000,000 people (Fort Worth), 22,000 voted on a half billion dollar bond election. That is really depressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    How the hell does this go to the Democrat:

    Because all those red parts have is a lot of LAND, and land doesn't vote. The population density is all in the blue parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    Right so the Dems can cross party lines and influence the candidate.

    Virginia does not have registration by party, so any primary is by definition an open one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Any Republican would have been attacked the same way. The issue was not how the candidate was selected, it was how the Democrats (who claim that money is a corrupting factor in politics, except when they have the advantate) outspent the Republican candidate and swamped the airwaves with a grotesquely dishonest campaign. .
    Make up your mind. You can't cheer Citizens United, whine about GOP billionaires walking away from Cuccinelli because of his stupid remarks and then go all Tonya Harding because the Dems had their routine down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Make up your mind. You can't cheer Citizens United, whine about GOP billionaires walking away from Cuccinelli because of his stupid remarks and then go all Tonya Harding because the Dems had their routine down.
    This isn't about billionaires walking.away from Cuccinelli...this is about the GOP walking away from him.
    Not surprising you dont.know the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    This isn't about billionaires walking.away from Cuccinelli...this is about the GOP walking away from him.
    Not surprising you dont.know the difference.

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    Let me simplify it for you: You can't call gay people child molesters and women murderers and win elections in coastal states.
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    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/...elli_race.html

    Ken Cuccinelli's suprisingly close race for Virginia governor has Tea Party Republicans steaming about a lack of support from the national party. Few Republicans in Washington gave Cuccinelli a chance in the race and most big money men kept their checkbooks closed.

    This has led to a painful examination of the outcome and the asking of an uncomfortable question; could Cuccinelli have won with better siupport from the establishment?


    "The Republican candidate's surprise showing touched off a round of recriminations among the GOP's conservative and moderate wings - between Republicans who say Cuccinelli's strict profile on social issues antagonized critical middle-of-the-road voters and those who say a good conservative candidate was tossed overboard by his party leadership. A lopsided Democratic victory might have given moderates a clear leg up in that debate; instead, the battle between the two factions over what - if anything - needs to change is bound to rage on.

    "This isn't a total loss at all," Virginia GOP Chairman Pat Mullins told the crowd after Cuccinelli conceded the governor's race. "Keep in mind that Terry McAuliffe got less than 50 percent of the vote, so he does not have a mandate to do anything. And looking at the House races ... we still have a [Republican-led] House that will block any crazy ideas he may have."

    Mullins blasted out-of-state Democratic money and media bias as the major sources of Cuccinelli's problems in the race..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Let me simplify it for you: You can't call gay people child molesters and women murderers and win elections in coastal states.
    One of the, first things totalitarian governments do is imprison and destroy gays, the support that you are giving the progressive socialists will contribute one day to your demise and if your mind is still working then you will remember these words.
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