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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Saturday, May 05, 2007

    Progressive Democrat Issue 120: THOUGHTS

    Well we have had the first two primary debates. Many criticized the Democratic Debate's format, and felt that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were the clear frontrunners in that debate with Gravel being perhaps the star of the event, but not likely to pick up votes despite that. Edwards has an image issue going partly due to smears from Republicans and partly because he really needs to LOOK a bit more like his blue collar upbringing and less like a lawyer...no offense to lawyers out there, but if you are running as the son of a steelworker who wants to solve poverty, you need to make sure you look the part. And though many liked Gravel, none of the others distinguished themselves enough to compete with the top three. All in all, I think most people find the Democratic candidates pretty darned good overall. And I STILL can't decide who I support.

    By contrast, the Republican Debate has been described as little more than an attempt to invoke the Zombie Reagan (not my term! saw it floating around the internet) and to duck blame on Iraq. I looked at right wing sites and found that they thought that Fred Thompson won...because he was the likely candidate who WASN'T there. The general consensus from the right is that McCain won by default but they all came off poorly.

    This goes back to my "McCain and the Seven Dwarfs" diary where I hypothesize that the Republicans have squat to offer for 2008. Even the right wing websites like Red State seem to be underwhelmed by their candidates.

    Here is this week's newsletter:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS:

    BUSH IS KILLING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

    BUSH VETOES FUNDING FOR OUR TROOPS

    BILL RICHARDSON IN NYC

    FIGHTING RIGHT WING TERRORIST ADVOCATES

    CALIFORNIA FOCUS: Target Ann Coulter in California

    CALIFORNIA GROUPS AND EVENTS

    INDIANA FOCUS: Fighting Ann Coulter in Indiana

    WISCONSIN FOCUS: Fighting Ann Coulter in Wisconsin

    IOWA FOCUS: Have dinner with Democratic Presidential Candidates

    MIDWEST GROUPS AND EVENTS

    VIRGINIA FOCUS: Fighting Ann Coulter in Virginia

    VIRGINIA GROUPS AND EVENTS

    NEW JERSEY FOCUS: Global Warming

    NEW JERSEY GROUPS AND EVENTS

    NYC FOCUS: Bloomberg asks Taxpayers to buy land for rich developers

    NYC GROUPS AND EVENTS

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