Comment: Lesson to take home from this:

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Lesson to take home from this:

In any remaining county or state conventions: Spend at least the two weeks before it reminding OUR delegates that it's coming up, helping them arrange to be there, and organizing a coherent plan to win it.

You know that's what THEY are doing. When we've got the numbers we can beat them, but only if we're organized well enough for those numbers to COUNT.

If we stay at home, we lose by default.

Yes there are two ways to win. But winning by transforming an existing major party is one HECK of a lot easier than starting a new party from scratch or beefing up an existing minor party such as the Libertarians.

- The majors have a bunch of institutional advantages they built into the system.
- If we don't transform one of them the UNtransformed party will still be out there to oppose us. Further, it will be more unified in its dirty-trick attacks once our supporters are no longer there to oppose them.
- If we can't organize well enough to win at the party level (or at least, when corrupt party officials cheat us out of a win, expose them, and drive them out of the party or leave them with a useless wreck), how can we HOPE to win at the GOVERNMENTAL level?

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.