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Old, Unelectable Democrats Have Lots of Advice for Barack Obama
Newsweek ^ | 10/6/10 | David A. Graham

Posted on 10/07/2010 3:59:21 AM PDT by chickadee

Though his party is ailing as we enter the home stretch of the election, President Obama and his supporters can take heart, knowing that he's getting new strategies for electoral success from a fresh crop of advisers.

For example: former vice president and failed presidential candidate Walter Mondale. You can't read the news these days without finding pearls of wisdom the Minnesota Democrat has dropped. Mondale is 82 and last won a major election under his own name in a 1970 Senate race. After a term as vice president, he ran for president in 1984 and lost every state save his own and the District of Columbia.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carter; dukakis; mondale; obama
It's nice to see Obama included with this crowd.
1 posted on 10/07/2010 3:59:25 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Come on... they need to give Walter Mondale more credit than that. He is the only person in history who has lost a statewide race in EVERY state. Not only only did he lose 49 states in 1984, but in 2002 he lost in Minnesota as well when he attempted to “re-run” for the Senate seat there.


2 posted on 10/07/2010 4:05:57 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102

He came within 3,000 votes of losing Minnesota in 1984.


3 posted on 10/07/2010 4:09:07 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: pnh102; Perdogg

You are both quite knowledgeable on Walter Mondale. I thought he was dead (shrug).


4 posted on 10/07/2010 4:12:57 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee
Remember the talk of putting Obama on Mt Rushmore? We need a new mountain of Dem losers.
5 posted on 10/07/2010 4:14:01 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Average Al

***We need a new mountain of Dem losers.***

Laugh. Let’s pick out a neighborhood in the remains of Detroit that would be suitable for the honor.


6 posted on 10/07/2010 4:15:39 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee
At least they brought him out around Halloween.
7 posted on 10/07/2010 4:15:45 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Perdogg

Yes, and several political observes said if Reagan had stopped in Minnesota once or twice more before the election.
He, Mondale would have lost Minnesota too!


8 posted on 10/07/2010 4:16:39 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: chickadee

We could construct the statues out of compressed trash left over from Dem events and campaign materials.


9 posted on 10/07/2010 4:18:20 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: chickadee

Should Obama be tried for treason?

Take the poll here:

http://ronbosoldier.blogspot.com/


10 posted on 10/07/2010 4:19:45 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Average Al

OK... but it has to be on one of Saturn’s moons.

LLS


11 posted on 10/07/2010 4:19:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Average Al

Be sure to bring those phony Greek columns that Obama used in Denver.


12 posted on 10/07/2010 4:21:42 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: LibLieSlayer

You have an idea there. We could name asteroids after these disasters.


13 posted on 10/07/2010 4:25:06 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Perdogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoPu1UIBkBc


14 posted on 10/07/2010 4:25:40 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: pnh102

Obama/Mondale 2012 ....


15 posted on 10/07/2010 4:27:02 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: chickadee
A great symbol of the toga party they were planning for themselves.
16 posted on 10/07/2010 4:28:17 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: American Constitutionalist
Would an administration of Obama, Hillary, Mondale, Dukakis, Gore and Carter be any worse?
17 posted on 10/07/2010 4:32:59 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: chickadee

Re-Elect the Teleprompter or as mondale calls it the IdiotBox. The Idiot in Chief that is in Office is nothing but an Obummer


18 posted on 10/07/2010 4:38:49 AM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: chickadee

What a spiteful article. The Lib heroes of days gone by point out what the Big 0 is doing wrong and Obama’s Praetorian Guard in the MSM lashes out at them. Mondale said Obama needs to lose the “idiot boards.” He’s right. That advice has nothing to do with whether Mondale lost one state or 49 states. More attack the messenger from a team that has nothing to show for itself.


19 posted on 10/07/2010 4:39:22 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: LibLieSlayer; Average Al; narses; neverdem; patton; CholeraJoe; SoothingDave; secret garden
OK... but it has to be on one of Saturn’s moons.

Rather ... but it has to be inside a new Love Canal on one of Uranus's moons.

20 posted on 10/07/2010 4:44:10 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: chickadee
Woke up about 4 AM.

Mrs. Theknow turns the TV to CNN during the night when she wakes up, since they are the only ones giving any news at that time of day.

ARGH!

The CNN analists...um, analysts...were on with Eliot Spitzer?!?

The topic...Why isn't President 0bama getting his message out more effectively?

21 posted on 10/07/2010 4:47:02 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

The RenCen in Detroit would be the perfect venue.


22 posted on 10/07/2010 4:48:25 AM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Average Al
Remember the talk of putting Obama on Mt Rushmore? We need a new mountain of Dem losers.

The Democrats' monument wouldn't be carved on a mountain — it would be carved out of a hole in the ground.

23 posted on 10/07/2010 4:50:31 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: pnh102

But he won D.C.. Then again, so did Marion Berry.


24 posted on 10/07/2010 4:51:41 AM PDT by Huntress (Who the hell are you to tell me what's in my best interests?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Gee, I hope your tongue was planted firmly in your cheek while writing this post.


25 posted on 10/07/2010 5:04:40 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: thulldud

We could name our largest garbage dumps after these “esteemed” politicians.


26 posted on 10/07/2010 5:17:34 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
What a spiteful article.

No kidding! Someone should remind the author that before they were "old unelectable Democrats", each of these men were rock stars in the Democrat party.

Meanwhile, Obama actually has been taking advice from leftists who are so unelectable, their names have never appeared on a ballot - Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel. At least we'll find out how electable Rahmbo is in a little while.

Odd that the article doesn't mention John Kerry as an "unelectable" Democrat. Kerry was elected to President or Vice President fewer times than Carter or Mondale, yet he's always chiming in with advice.

Nor does the article mention Bill Clinton, who was perfectly electable, yet would offer much of the same advice as the "unelectable" ones.
27 posted on 10/07/2010 5:29:56 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: Average Al
Remember the talk of putting Obama on Mt Rushmore? We need a new mountain of Dem losers.

How about etching their face in the ground down at the county landfill?

In fact, I could swear I saw an image of the Wee Wee there ... just last week.

28 posted on 10/07/2010 5:37:36 AM PDT by Zakeet (Like the wise Wee Wee said, "We can't be broke ... we still have checks in the checkbook.")
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To: Perdogg
He did lose MN in 2002.

"In a major upset, Mondale narrowly lost the election, finishing with 1,067,246 votes (47.34%) to Coleman's 1,116,697 (49.53%) out of 2,254,639 votes cast, earning him the unique distinction of having lost a state-wide election in all 50 states as the nominee of a major party (he lost the other 49 in the 1984 Presidential Election)."
29 posted on 10/07/2010 5:39:52 AM PDT by csmusaret (If the Bush recession ended in June 2009, did the Obama economy begin in July 2009?)
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To: csmusaret

yes I remember. The good ole liberal white folk did not let Alan Paige get the nod after Wellstone died.


30 posted on 10/07/2010 5:41:45 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: thulldud
...it would be carved out of a hole in the ground.

That was my thought, too. I was thinking one of those coal mines that Obama wants to put out of business.

31 posted on 10/07/2010 6:22:08 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Zakeet

They could burn off the Methane as an eternal flame to them too.


32 posted on 10/07/2010 6:45:07 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Question Liberal Authority

That’s exactly right. I remember the MSM trying to turn Dukakis into another JFK. They were waiting for a new Camelot when he was leading Bush Sr. in the polls. It was laughable. Now Dukakis is and “old unelectable” Dem now that he is criticizing the new Dem savior. The Dems are really a party that revolves around cult of personality—just like the Communists. Attack the messenger. Mondale said Obama should get rid of the idiot cards. That’s perceptive advice no matter who it comes from. But any hint of attack, no matter how justified, results in a counter-attack by the MSM.


33 posted on 10/07/2010 12:02:54 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: chickadee

Here’s the latest:

Mondale on Obama, How He Could’ve Beat Reagan - Steve Kornacki, Salon
http://www.salon.com/news/politics/2010_elections/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2010/10/24/walter_mondale_interview

Why is it that the Dem’s biggest losers magically have so much wisdom to share? Carter coulda had national health insurance—but for Ted Kennedy. Mondale coulda won in 1984 with just 1 more good debate performance (seriously, 1 more good debate performance would have turned around an election in which his opponent won 49 states?????!!!!!????).

If these anecdotes don’t prove that Democrats as a group are delusional, it certainly appears that many of the people they nominate for president surely are.


34 posted on 10/24/2010 3:03:05 PM PDT by DrC
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To: DrC

*** If these anecdotes don’t prove that Democrats as a group are delusional, it certainly appears that many of the people they nominate for president surely are. ***

Mostly everything Dems “believe” in is made up out of whole cloth. Their tired old ideas have been tried repeatedly in countries all over the world. They result in oppressive societies which, in turn, kill millions of their own citizens trying to enforce the “dream”.


35 posted on 10/24/2010 3:56:48 PM PDT by chickadee
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