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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

TX-28: Post-Mortem Roundup

Posted by DavidNYC

A few of the post-mortems on last night's election:


Chris Bowers (part I)

Chris Bowers (part II)

Jane Hamsher

CQ Politics

If you've read (or written) any other good post-mortems, please let us know in comments. As for me, I'm not sure I have much to add right now, though I may post my own thoughts later.

I do want to offer my enormous thanks to Tracy Joan. Live-blogging last night's results was just one of the many things she did for Ciro and the netroots. Though she had many other duties on the campaign, she still managed to keep the blogosphere tightly involved through an endless stream of diaries, e-mails, IMs and phone calls. I doubt that the Ciro-netroots relationship would have developed as strongly as it did without Tracy there to foster it. She defines hard work and commitment - and she did it all in excellent good cheer.

I'd also be remiss if I didn't thank Ciro as well. In politics, you wind up supporting lots of Democrats simply because they have a (D) after their names. It was truly a pleasure to get behind someone who made you happy to lend that support. So, thank you, Ciro, and thank you, Tracy, for everything you've done.

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Tracy was the person who, I believe, dragged that campaign in to 2006. She not only got the Netroots involved in fundraising but brought her considerable knowledge to the race late in the game.

I'm convinced, as many of the commentors are saying, that while the Netroots can help in many ways, it still takes a dedicated core of professionals to pull off a difficult campaign. The difference in the way I phrase it is that they are saying that the campaign has to be well run...to me that means having solid pro's who live, eat and breathe the game.

I think Tracy deserves a round of appaulse as does everyone who worked so hard on that campaign. I am disappointed beyond words...but very proud of their effort.

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