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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Blog for Iowa: Revising Conventional Wisdom

Excerpted from this post at Blog for Iowa

I'm not sure, but I think it is happening. I think people are starting to figure it out. Today's Iowa City Press Citizen Endorsement for Ed Fallon is a strong sign that people are putting the pieces together.

Winning elections is not about getting out the base anymore. In today's polarized political climate base cancels base. To win today, a candidate and a campaign must:

- Respect and acknowledge that voters are smart and informed
- Realize that Iowan's are frustrated with the status quo
- Have a lofty vision that isn't watered down or constrained
- Dare to challenge and inspire voters
- Be confident enough to stick to this vision and not pander
- Offer a message of hope that will motivate people to go to the polls

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