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(DNC Chair) Howard Dean endorses (Socialist) Bernie Sanders' run for U.S. Senate
The Bennington Banner ^ | 5/10 | EVAN LEHMANN,

Posted on 05/10/2005 7:57:33 AM PDT by ForOurFuture

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To: SF Republican

All Dean needs to ask himself is "what would MoveOn want?"

All of America will come to see this as who the Demodogs represent.

Somehow, I'm not very worried about this development.


51 posted on 05/10/2005 11:51:41 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: BigSkyFreeper
I can just imagine.
52 posted on 05/10/2005 12:09:39 PM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("What in the world happened to Gerard's tag-line?")
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To: ForOurFuture
Well all the conservative Demorats should have known this was coming sooner than later.

Finally the rats are showing their true colors, RED.
53 posted on 05/10/2005 12:57:51 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (LL THE)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham; AuH2ORepublican; Bluegrass Conservative
Is there any hope that the GOP can wrest this seat from the grip of socialist moon-bats?

It doesn't look too good. A new Research 2000 poll on the Vermont Senate race:

Sanders 62%, Tarrant 18%
Sanders 59%, Dubie 23%
Sanders 61%, Rainville 18%

54 posted on 05/10/2005 1:05:25 PM PDT by BlackRazor
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To: AmishDude

Vermont is like Canada. They have no worries concerning terrorism, war or anything outside their borders.

What do they have to worry about?

Oh, I guess some terrorist blowing up a mad cow.


55 posted on 05/10/2005 1:05:27 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (LL THE)
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To: Straight Vermonter
I hope you didn't think I was saying all Republicans in Vermont are RINOs. I was saying only that it seems, from recent history at least, that any winning candidate falls into that category (given Jeffords). Of course I'd love to be proven wrong by having a real Republican (or conservative in another party) elected to the Senate seat up for grabs in 2006.

To be clear: Obviously of course I don't believe all Vermont Republicans and/or conservatives are RINO's and CINO's, respectively.

56 posted on 05/10/2005 1:07:54 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: ForOurFuture
Chairman Dean greets the peoples' candidate Saunders.


57 posted on 05/10/2005 1:13:17 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: BlackRazor
Wowsers. If those numbers are correct (and they probably are), this one is a lost cause. The national party would be better off focusing on holding what we have and making a race of it in more winnable places. It'd be like Bush going to CA in 2004 and 2004, or sending Cheney out to HI. Looks like Sanders is a lock in VT any way you slice it.
58 posted on 05/10/2005 1:13:57 PM PDT by chimera
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To: BlackRazor

Out of those three, I'd put my money on Tarrant giving it the best run of anyone. He has very little name identification right now, but is a very wealthy software company CEO. If he put in some of his own money, he could overcome the name recognition problem. But I don't know if he could do anything to get over 40% of the vote, unless a credible Democrat ran as well.


59 posted on 05/10/2005 1:14:07 PM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: chimera
If those numbers are correct (and they probably are), this one is a lost cause.

The numbers aren't up on Research2000's website yet, but were posted on Taegan Goddard's PoliticalWire.com site earlier today. Goddard is pro-Democrat, but I've been advised by another conservative that R2000 does in fact directly release their data to Goddard, so at this point I have no reason to doubt the authenticity of those numbers.

60 posted on 05/10/2005 1:20:05 PM PDT by BlackRazor
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To: chimera; All

There's a media report confirming the poll results now:

http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=3320128


61 posted on 05/10/2005 1:28:45 PM PDT by BlackRazor
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To: BlackRazor
Man, that place is just solid 'Ratland. Better get used to hearing Sen. Sanders, because those numbers will be hard to beat, even this far out.
62 posted on 05/10/2005 1:40:10 PM PDT by chimera
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To: BlackRazor; King Prout; FourtySeven; AFPhys; OKIEDOC; chimera; Bluegrass Conservative; ...
I wouldn't put much stock in polls taken a year out from the actual race.

If the GOP can find a stalking horse for the extreme left-with more name recognition than the loon who ran on the Green Party ticket against Howard Dean-than we may have a shot at snatching this away from the Dems.

Of course, we have to watch out for any shenanigans that Dean & Co. might try to pull over on our side.

They managed to stage-engineer the nomination of a sacrificial lamb against Sen. Leahy two election cycles past.

See Mark Steyn's brilliant piece on this faux election, several years ago in TAS

63 posted on 05/10/2005 1:55:42 PM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("What in the world happened to Gerard's tag-line?")
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To: ForOurFuture

Democrat, Socialist. Same thing.

And besides, Sanders caucuses with the Dems so he's a de facto Democrat.


64 posted on 05/10/2005 2:00:38 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

I know, but the closest pursuer is 36 points behind at this point. By most rational standards, that would be a lot of ground to make up, even a year out. Sanders seems to be very popular in VT. He wins election after election. Has he ever lost a race there, or even been seriously challenged?


65 posted on 05/10/2005 4:47:50 PM PDT by chimera
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To: chimera
The NRA almost managed to pick him off in '94.

Unfortunately, that's the closest the Republicans have ever come to seating one of their own in that district.

66 posted on 05/10/2005 5:12:57 PM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham ("What in the world happened to Gerard's tag-line?")
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