Sharon Angle WAS electable, she simply made too many mistakes against a well-oiled democratic machine. Appealing to hispanic voters by telling them they look asian was probably just the last straw.
O’Donnell never had a chance, both because of her lack of any experience at all, and her inability to stand up to scrutiny, defend herself, and articulate a message. Which was wierd because she was a great speaker, she just didn’t speak the message.
When your first words to introduce yourself to the general election audience is “I am not a witch”, you have already lost the race. (I know, Nixon managed to come back after his “I am not a crook” speech, but that wasn’t a campaign advertisement, and it took a while).
But she never had a chance. She was 16 points down before she stepped out of the gate, and then she decided to hang around in the gate for 3 weeks, collecting millions and cementing “Senator Coons” in the voter’s minds.
ODonnell never had a chance, both because of her lack of any experience at all, and her inability to stand up to scrutiny, defend herself, and articulate a message.
This is where you are fundamentally mistaken, and you are the cancer destroying the country.
It is the party's responsibility to defend its candidate and defend the candidate.
That is your fundamnetal error. ALL candidates will come under attack from the other side, unless they pose no threat whatsoever. That is why you are what is wrong with politics in America.
There will never, ever, ever be a candidate who can simply sail into office without being attacked. You are foolish and naive for trying to find a candidate that will NOT be attacked. It will never happen.
Your attitude is a prescription for failure, 100% of the time.
It is the party's responsibility to defend its candidate.
Barack Obama has said all kinds of idiotic things.
Yet the Democrats circle the wagon and defend their candidate and refuse to allow attacks on Obama. They fight back.
But shallow and foolish Republicans like you form a circular firing squad AND GUARANTEE THE DEMOCRATS WIN.
It is your desire to have a candidatd that can rip power away from the statists WITHOUT ACTUALLY REQUIRING ANY *EFFORT* ON YOUR PART that is the cancer destroying the country.
posted on 12/07/2010 11:25:54 PM PST
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