Stan Matsunaka as inspiration?

Right now the photo on the myDD logo is of Stan Matsunaka, a good Democrat certainly but not an inspiration for how to win power for progressive purposes.

After serving in the Colorado state senate, Matsunaka twice ran and lost to notorious uber conservative Marilyn Musgrave in elections for Colorado's 4th U.S. House district. The first time around Matsunaka failed to fight back against liberal bashing negative ads that had racist insinuations. In round two with less money he ran a more agressive, and more successful, campaign featuring caricatures of Musgrave robbing U.S. soldiers of their benefits, but still equivocted when called on it by the GOP.  Musgrave is the kind of arch-cultural conservative (she sponsored the anti-gay marriage amendment in the House) who purple state Democrats should be able to defeat but can't if they stick to an "act nice" script that reinforces the GOP theme of weak Democrats.  

This year Dems have a better shot at Musgrave, and it's worth notinng that Matsunaka is not running.  

We need winners, not losers.  

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Re: Stan Matsunaka as inspiration?

Is their a possibility that Stan Matsunaka run for Governor of Colorado.

The current Democratic front runner is pro life- will have tough time appealing to pro choic voters. Other top tier Democratic candidates like Ken Salazar, Mark Udall, John Hickenlooper, and Joan Fitzgerald are not running.

Matsunaka received a strong showing in a red congressional district.

by CMBurns 2006-02-09 11:35AM | 0 recs
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I'm hoping the Mayor of Denver runs he seems to be a good progressive and leads in polls.

by Liberal 2006-02-09 11:57AM | 0 recs
Re: Stan Matsunaka as inspiration?

hickenlooper said hes not running

by yomoma2424 2006-02-09 01:43PM | 0 recs
Re: Stan Matsunaka as inspiration?

Yeah that's what i hear. Still there are rumors going around that he may be reconsidering. But if he did change his mind we could probibly put the Colorado Gov in the D column.

by Liberal 2006-02-09 08:31PM | 0 recs


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