Carnival of WIJF: YearlyKos 2006

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Two truly EXCELLENT posts with different perspectives on the 'YearlyKos' 2006 Convention comprise today's Carnival.

First, Donkey Cons (Buy Two!) has a round up and some fascinating background on a few choice Vegas losers.

Second, American Daughter somewhat surprisingly has a semi-positive take on the event, although she also provides a thorough fisking of an apparently REALLY dumb NY Times article (which is saying a lot). It's a very good piece of writing.

SO DON'T DAWDLE YOUR LIFE AWAY, GO READ THEM BOTH RIGHT NOW!!!

By the way, it's worth noting that Markos Himself has a nearly perfect record of raising millions of dollars for candidates who go on to LOSE their elections. I mean, it's pretty remarkable because he's proven a very effective fund raiser, but I think every single person he's supported has lost. Maybe one candidate did succeed but that's it. So if I was a Democrat running for office, I'd be nowhere NEAR Las Vegas this week (though I'd move heaven and Earth to get my opponent to attend). Just my opinion.

UPDATE: Commenter Political Critic writes the following:


Markos purposely raises money for candidates who are well behind in races. In most of the cases, these candidates were able to close the gap, just not enough to win. So even if his success rate is 1 out of 25 or so, it still makes a difference.

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In response to the last poster, Markos purposely raises money for candidates who are well behind in races. In most of the cases, these candidates were able to close the gap, just not enough to win. So even if his success rate is 1 out of 25 or so, it still makes a difference.

charles said:

I was laughing because the Washington Post worked so hard today to call Harry Reid a conservative, they even called him pro-life (which he may be personally, but not publicly).

The Post was more of a "therapy for Democrats" paper today, including several puff pieces about the Vegas event, and story about how great it is that the democrats are only 20% behind Republicans in fundraising this year.

Thanks for the summary, Charles. That behemoth of a Sunday paper is still sitting on the table and I've got things to do so was not sure if I'd even get to it. Maybe now I don't have to.

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