Thursday, July 30, 2009

More On Backlash to Tudor Post

My post "Doug Tudor Can Not Win District 12" is being used as a fundraising pitch the Doug Tudor campaign. That is cool. In the past, the Florida Democratic Party has used my posts for their email updates. My Tudor post isn't being used to surport my thesis that Tudor can not win the District 12 Democratic primary. It is being used for a fundraising pitch.

Subject: You want a Blue Dog?

Michael Hussey seems to think you should. He wrote a blog stating all the reasons Doug can't win this seat. And the list consisted of one issue - money.

With Doug beginning his campaign truly in July, Lori had a five month lead in fundraising. With 13 months to go before the primary, I wouldn't write off Doug just yet. I know you haven't!

Show your support and donate now at

Doug absolutely prefers to have his contributions come from the voters in District 12!

The current lack of support and leadership from the Congressional Blue Dogs for the health care reform the American people have been pleading for shows us what we could expect from our own Blue Dog Congresswoman in Mr. Hussey's scenario. The time for DINOs is over!

If you'd like to read the blog at Pushing Rope and comment (and I think you will!) click below.

Always Democratically yours,

Actually, I also mentioned "recognition with voters and connections with the Polk County Democratic Party." If by some miracle Tudor beats Edwards - the DCCC isn't going to spend money on Tudor in a red district. Adam Putnam beat Tudor by 16 percent in 2008. Tudor won't have Obama on the top of the ticket in 2010.

This conversation needs to happen. Do we want idealogical purity at the expense of shrinking the party. The Republican base deemed Arlen Specter too moderate and Democrats are now have a 60 member caucus. The Republican base went ballistic over immigration and lost Hispanic voters in the last two election cycles. Lori Edwards is not my ideal candidate. She is better positioned to take on Dennis Ross in the general election.

Finally, Pushing Rope is not a blue dog blog. I understand progressives are upset. I felt the weaknesses of the Tudor campaign needed to be discussed. My old spats with Stick of Fire and Tampa Taxi Shots were WWIII compared to this.

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At July 31, 2009 2:46 PM , Blogger Susan S said...

I disagree about the DCCC. Alan Grayson thought the same thing last year before his upset win in the primary. He said the DCCC had someone on a plane to Orlando within hours to work with him once they knew he was going to win.


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