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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:52 AM

 

Last night showed us midterms are won on the ground, district by district, not at the national lev

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We often hear people demand that Dems put up charismatic rock stars who will flog a nationalized message. But most of the Democratic rock stars who got big national media attention lost last night while many of the less exciting candidates who plodded along, often nearly under the radar, with a localized message did well.

I don't know how that will play out in 2020, given the different dynamics in a presidential year, but it was an interesting phenomenon to watch last night.

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Blue_Tires Nov 2018 #1
JonLP24 Nov 2018 #2
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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:53 AM

1. +1000

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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:54 AM

2. I think Beto did better in Texas than a typical candidate would have

Just some bad luck last night.

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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:06 AM

3. Last night was somewhat dissapointing, however

this was never something that we could win in a single election because of the right's entrenchment within the system. We're going to have to root it out and make beach heads at the local levels.

Last night was a continuation of what started right after that dude took office. There will be more elections and more chances to stake more pillars into the ground before 2020.

Until then we need to continue the fight against gerrymandering. We've already made some inroads there and 2 more years will yield even better results. Particularly, with how openly dirty the republicans were in states they controlled things.

Anyway, today is a day to celebrate where you can and lick your wounds where you can't in equal measure. Tomorrow we get back up off the stool for the next round. It took more years than I have been alive to get this point. So it's safe to say getting back from the precipice wont happen immediately, but it will happen.

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