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Donna Brazile on Dem Candidates: Time to Thin the Herd
NewsMax ^ | 10/30/03 | Limbacher

Posted on 10/30/2003 7:57:28 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

If the Democratic Party wants to defeat George Bush in next year's election, it better start thinking about how to thin the herd of nine Democratic presidential candidates or risk having its message obscured by too many messengers.

That's the advice from former Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile, who told Fox News radio host Alan Colmes late Wednesday that for several in the crowded Democratic field, "It's time for them to go."

The $64,000 question is, who?

Brazile told Colmes she'll start naming names in December, but basically she means those in the race who have yet to win more than three percent support.

According to the latest Quinnipiac University survey, that would be Al Sharpton, Carol Moseley Braun and Dennis Kucinich - each of who garnered a slender one percent share.

As for the front-runner, Howard Dean, Brazile says the nomination is now his to lose.

Alan Colmes is the author of the new book, "Red, White & Liberal: Why the Left is Right & the Right is Wrong."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2004; brazile; dems; nominees

1 posted on 10/30/2003 7:57:29 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Message obscured?


What message?
2 posted on 10/30/2003 8:00:32 PM PST by MidlandDesperado
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Wasn't it Brazile who induced the breathtakingly stupid Moseley-Braun to enter the race to steal attention from Sharpton? Wanna bet she'll say both should drop out now?

Keep 'em all in. Dems should be punished by having to watch all of them.
3 posted on 10/30/2003 8:03:53 PM PST by Starrgaizr
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The $64,000 question is, who?

Oh Please. Do they honestly think we're that naive?

4 posted on 10/30/2003 8:04:11 PM PST by IncPen (So, which of you is a Moderator?)
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To: MidlandDesperado
What message?

Bush is evil. Bush is satan. Satan does not exist. If we bury our heads in the sand, hold hands and sing Kumbaya, the terroists will leave us alone.

5 posted on 10/30/2003 8:04:23 PM PST by Vigilanteman
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I guess she means it time for Hillery to step forward. Yeah, right.
6 posted on 10/30/2003 8:05:04 PM PST by oyez (Justin O. Fool.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Can we keep Al Sharpton? He is great comic relief.

7 posted on 10/30/2003 8:12:04 PM PST by PeteFromMontana
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Thin the herd hell...I vote for extinction!
8 posted on 10/30/2003 8:14:16 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Starrgaizr
Keep 'em all in. Dems should be punished by having to watch all of them.

Bump

9 posted on 10/30/2003 8:16:09 PM PST by eyespysomething (As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17))
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"Time to Thin the Herd"

Hard to see how this bunch could get any thinner than they are.

10 posted on 10/30/2003 8:28:26 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Who died and made Donna Brazile dictator?
11 posted on 10/30/2003 8:29:05 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Vigilanteman
sing Kumbaya, the terroists will leave us alone.

Isn't there a reference to a deity in this song? Do you think the ACLU would tolerate the Dimwits singing it?

12 posted on 10/30/2003 8:31:37 PM PST by Young Rhino (http://www.artofdivorce.com)
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To: PeteFromMontana
Can we keep Al Sharpton?

I'll second that!

Go Al Go!

13 posted on 10/30/2003 8:33:52 PM PST by StriperSniper (All this, of course, is simply pious fudge. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Cicero
Who died and made Donna Brazile dictator?
You do not want to know the answer to that question.

Trust me.

;-)

14 posted on 10/30/2003 8:42:38 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Do not believe everything you read! Suspicious sources: NYT, WP, LAT. You have been warned.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Alan Colmes book sales will top the New York Times worst-seller list.
15 posted on 10/30/2003 8:46:07 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Cicero
What kind of tator????

Montana is real close to Idaho...I am interested in all types of tators...like tator tots...

Uh oh...

16 posted on 10/30/2003 8:46:41 PM PST by PeteFromMontana
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To: MidlandDesperado
What message?

Republican bad. Democrat good. Fire warm. Food good. Republican bad.

17 posted on 10/30/2003 8:53:22 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("...the right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Let me see. With 9 nitwits in the race, the average candidate ought to receive about 11% of the vote. Donna Brazile thinks that any candidate who receives 3% or more of the vote ought to stay? Gee, that's a lot less than 11%!

But Donna doesn't have to worry about "thinning the herd". The herd is already pretty thin!

18 posted on 10/30/2003 9:10:21 PM PST by Thor_Hammar
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Wasn't she saying this a few MONTHS AGO ..??
19 posted on 10/30/2003 10:27:06 PM PST by CyberAnt
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To: Starrgaizr
Yes! She wanted every state to have a "favorite son/daughter!"

Fortunately for us, all of the 9 dwarves have egos to big to drop out!
20 posted on 10/30/2003 10:30:28 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Vigilanteman
LOL............you have it down pat!
21 posted on 10/30/2003 10:31:04 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Cicero
Who died and made Donna Brazile dictator?

Al Gore.

22 posted on 10/30/2003 10:31:50 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
No doubt. I don't expect any liberals will read this one.
23 posted on 10/30/2003 10:38:35 PM PST by OneTimeLurker
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