Monday, April 17, 2006

Poway Democrat Club nominates Derek Casady for 52nd District US Congress.........

I don't agree with the various local clubs nominating candidates yet because there's been such a lack of publicity on the candidates and their individual ideas. I'm a registered democrat and have recieved no information whatsoever on any of them. The only reason I'm familiar with the candidates is because I have sought out the info in the course of working on "dumpin' duncan". I think the clubs ought to out informing their base on who the candidates are and get some feedback first. I have no objections to Derek Casady, but I feel that John Rinaldi and Karen Otter are legitimate candidates as well.
Duncan Hunter is due for a fall but the district has a large republican majority and no one should make any assumptions about what will occur during this coming election. We will need every registered Democrat in the district to get out and vote, a 100% turnout and hopefully we can pull in the Green vote for this one because of the nature of the current administration and the repercussions for the future if they are not defeated. I doubt that a significant number of registered republicans will vote Democrat, but I do think enough will either stay home or vote another party and that will give the edge to us.
The Poway Dems. appear to playing not to lose by choosing Casady so soon. They instead need to rally support for whatever candidate rises to the top in the June primary. To sponsor candidate forums that are free to the public. The people need to be involved in the decision, to be drawn into the process. Lets not rely on the Voters Guide to inform people, that won't come out until June and then it will be too late to get any kind of a pulse on what it will take to pull people from their backyard barbeque and into the voting booth. The only way we're going to get 100% turnout is if the people are made to feel as though their vote counts. If the candidates also work together and support each other, maybe pool their resources to sponser their own forums, they can hone their message and prepare for the ultimate primary winner to go the distance and succeed in courting a majority vote. Hunter can be defeated, but only if we're playing to win. Playing not to lose relies too much on hope and that isn't going to win anything. Play to win, expect to win and then winning becomes the only option.
"The Seinfeld Strategy"


At 5/15/2006 4:08 PM, Anonymous 14justice said...


I was a delegate to the Dem State Convention. John Rinaldi missed the caucus endorsement by a single vote.

At 5/15/2006 6:18 PM, Blogger Paul said...

That's interesting. I havn't seen John at an event here in the 52nd since early april, I was beginning to think he had dropped out since he doesn't seem to be campaigning here amongst his potential constituents.
Also, I'm not all that impressed with the caucus since they don't seem to reflect the polls which showed Wesley ahead of Angelides. Why did they endorse Angelides? Money? Don't they want someone who will win?

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