...From the Mitchell (S.D.) Republic, a piece about a state Democratic Party that was hit even harder in this month's election than the Arizona Democratic Party -
George McGovern says the South Dakota Democratic Party can become competitive again with the right approach and plenty of effort.One of the people quoted later in the article opines that money is the only significant factor in elections in the 21st Century and that grassroots organizing is overrated.
McGovern, who has a Mitchell residence, has an idea how to do it: Follow the playbook he devised more than a half century ago.
He was the executive secretary of the South Dakota Democratic Party in the 1950s when the Democrats were in worse condition than they are now.
When he took the reins of the party in 1953, the party was at its nadir. Democrats were outnumbered 108-2 in the Legislature and held no statewide offices.
I disagree - lack of money may lose elections, but money doesn't win them - votes do.
...A different (Republican) take on the grassroots organizing model of the Democrats - it may not have prevented this year's electoral carnage, but it may have served to minimize the damage - from The Explorer (AZ).
...Sarah Palin showcases her willful ignorance of the world on Glenn Beck's radio show. Of course, it being the *Glenn Beck" show, her IQ could reach into the high single digits and still elevate the intellectual level there...