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To: napscoordinator

Right you are! Nevada and Maryland are RAT states. While I respect both Angle and O’Donnell for their attempts, they were, at the end of the day unelectable for any number of reasons. During their campaigns (and I really watched Nevada because we have business interests there) I cringed on almost a daily basis when I read what came out of the mouths of these two. They were so wedded to their personal philosophies that they thought that every looney statement they made was a plus, when it was a minus for most of the voters. If you didn’t know anything about the election and showed up to listen to the candidates, you just had to get the feeling that both of these women were too nutty to be elected. It’s really too bad for all of us because despite these foibles, they would have been good legislators.


9 posted on 12/07/2010 11:51:50 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: vette6387

“They were so wedded to their personal philosophies that they thought that every looney statement they made was a plus, when it was a minus for most of the voters.”

Conservatives can win everywhere once they start acting like responsible adults and not like radio talk show hosts.


12 posted on 12/07/2010 12:13:06 PM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: vette6387

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.


30 posted on 12/07/2010 1:48:34 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: vette6387

Right you are! Nevada and Maryland are RAT states. While I respect both Angle and O’Donnell for their attempts, they were, at the end of the day unelectable for any number of reasons.

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You do realize that O’Donnell ran in Delaware, not Maryland, right? I mean, we’re neighbors and all that, but DE can keep her. She would not have won the GOP primary in Maryland.


91 posted on 12/28/2010 1:09:06 PM PST by dmz
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