Mar 02, 2004

BTW - About this “Defeatist” Attitude…

We have all been reading a lot about how the Dems are supposedly conceding that we aren’t going to win back the House. Our Chair, Rep. Matsui, was on “One on One” (ironically NRCC Chair Reynolds was there too) this Sunday, and here is what he had to say on the matter:

MR. MCLAUGHLIN: What’s the current composition of the House of Representatives?

REP. MATSUI: Well, we’re 12 seats down right now. And I think we’re going to take the House back. We’re going to raise the money. We have great candidates. We have 45 Republican targets—

MR. MCLAUGHLIN: You’ve got to 13 seats?

REP. MATSUI: Thirteen. Yeah. We’ll do better than that. We’ll do, you know, 18, 20— (emphasis mine - our Chair doesn’t make a practice of speaking in bold typed letters. At least not on TV.)

(full transcript here)

I understand that a lot of pundits have their own opinions, but we are fighting the GOP everywhere. The NRCC does a great job of lying about how many candidates we have (see P-Dubya’s post below) or how much they have raised. Personally, I don’t care. People have the right to their opinions.

No matter what they think about taking back the House (or the Senate) Kos, Kevin at Lean Left and Atrios (along with tons of others - me included) are certain that the netroots can make a huge difference.

18 to 20 seats? Let’s roll.


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