50 State Strategy: Awesome, or Awesomely Stupid?

I just picked up a copy of Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, written by the webmasters of dailykos.com and mydd.com. I haven't read much yet, so hopefully I will have a better understanding of the '50 state strategy' after I'm finished. But still, I keep wondering - is it really better to concentrate on building up the DNC at all local levels in all states, as opposed to concentrating primarily on the races that are actually competitive?

It's official: I'm surrounded by morons.

In a recent telephone poll, it was found that 63% (that's sixty-three percent) of Americans support the NSA's wiretapping program. From the article: "On Capitol Hill, though, news that the NSA has been gathering massive records on phone calls met criticism from shocked members of both political parties." Why is it our politicians are more upset about this than the average American? Sure, "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about," is valid, however, once we allow one right to be infringed upon, there's a potential landslide over the horizon.

President Bush in 2008.

That's right, kids. You just may see Bush run in 2008. W. had this to say about his brother's possible run for presidency: "I would like to see Jeb run at some point in time, but I have no idea if that's his intention or not." Yikes. I just shat my pants. Even the mere possibility is frightening. Can we really trust America to vote in another presidential election? First of all, it's bad enough when your country turns out more voters for a stupid TV show that allows people with no talent to show it off (American Idol) than for an American Presidential election.

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