Forgive me, David. Is Ahmadinejad an elected official in the state of Tennessee? That'd be concerning, for sure.
From the author "Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Succession", comes an overly strenuous attempt to prove the insight that different cities are popular from time to time.
Gotta say, I think Duncan was saying, and explained, that all bills get titles that are nearly impossible to argue against (which is true), not arguing that hitting women is as American as apple pie.
Thanks for the catch, Tom. Fixed.
For once I can't tell if we're being criticized, applauded, or some weird combination of both.
Thousands of people care, Harlanco. What are you some kind of enemy of free speech?
You bring up some good points, I think, so sad.
I'm not sure how Clayton and Claybaker are comparable, unless you're arguing that 30 percent is not the basement for Democrats, but the ceiling. You don't think there's a Democratic candidate that would have done better than 30 percent in this year's Senate race, or that could do better than 30 percent in 2014?
Clayton got about 200,000 less votes than Obama, in a year when turnout was lower than in 2008 in Tennessee and possibly down nationally (still votes to be counted). Democrats couldn't have gotten those votes, and then some, with a candidate with a message and an actual campaign?
All I'm asserting is that it should be hard to do worse than Clayton going forward. It's certainly fair to bring up the fact that past candidates like Tuke got similar results, but it's possible to make other arguments for why Tuke or other candidates didn't perform better. It's much more reasonable to assume that the Clayton vote is the automatic Dem vote, made up largely of people who didn't so much as Google him before voting. It takes a candidate like him to really find the baseline. Now, going forward, we'll find out if Democrats get off the ground.
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