Party apparatchiks take note


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Hackett was just too progressive for reid and schumer

here's the face of the new democratic party.

Real Live Republicans like James Webb!!!!!

it appears, based on what's running over at booman as i write this that they tried to force-feed hackett a deal and he walked.

Hackett Rumored to be Dropping Senate Bid

by BooMan

Tue Feb 14th, 2006 at 12:23:25 AM EST

From the Hotline:

Great news for Dems in OH; if Paul Hackett sticks to his plan, the party has killed two problems with one deft withdrawal.

Vet Hackett (D) opts to run against Rep. Jean Schmidt (R), the freshman he nearly beat -- and Rep. Sherrod Brown (D) can concentrate on building a case against Sen. Mike DeWine.

We're told that Hackett plans an official announcement tomorrow, unless he changes his mind.

Make no mistake: Hackett's chances of defeating Schmidt are at least fifty-fifty, and Dems have credibly expanded the field of competitive races by one. (Can Dems clear the primary in OH-2?) Hackett's re-re-recruitement is the second major success for the DCCC in recent days: they just recruited ex-Rep. Ken Lucas to challenge Rep. Geoff Davis in KY-4.

betrayed? or deft deal?

inquiring minds wish to know.

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Posted by bayprairie on 14 February 2006 - 12:02am
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

The Democratic Party is the LA Clippers of American politics. They are determined to LOSE in November.

Anyone up for re-forming the Women's Party of the United States of America?

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Posted by Ms. Geek (not verified) on 14 February 2006 - 11:09am
Ms. Geek:

If you're serious, feel free to email me. Hell, I'd vote and work for the Three-footed Blues Harp-Playing Lacto-Vegetarian Hamster Party if it just wanted to do something other than beat up on its own members. That alone would readily distinguish it from either of the Big Two.

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Posted by alsis39.5 (not verified) on 15 February 2006 - 2:17pm