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Fear Gets in the Way

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Progressive Democrats have never been more optimistic about an approaching election. The growing activism of the party base, the constantly improving communications tools they use and the series of absolute disasters that comprise the résumé of the Republican Party make it inevitable that Democrats will win by historic margins in November.

So why do we wring our hands so?

As Obama and Clinton slug it out (I am pro-Obama because I'm anti-Clinton), I hear from many fellow Democrats that they:

1. like Obama

2. hate Clinton

3. think Clinton better able to beat McCain

So their angst is a choice. Do they follow their hearts or play the strategy game? After all, their hearts have been broken so many times, they just want to win this time. Well, so do I.

For those who don't know, the greatest Star Trek movie was Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. The greatest moment of the greatest movie was when the landing party was seemingly stranded for days in a cavern deep within a planet, and Captain Kirk, having just told a story about beating an "unbeatable" simulation during his Academy days, finished the tale with the arrogant declaration, "I don't like to lose."

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Tim Copeland served a 20 year career in the USAF flying reconnaissance RF-4Cs and working in a Army Corps liaison unit. After the AF, he was a taxi dispatcher, school department computer manager, community college adjunct faculty and computer (more...)

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