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Friday, June 08, 2012

 8:07 PM 

Kagen says now not the time to give up

Former U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen told the crowd now is not the time to give up just because Tuesday didn’t turn out the way Dems would have liked.

After all, he’s not quitting and told the crowd to look at him because “this is what second place looks like.”

Kagen, who lost his re-election bid in 2010, said Dems have the opportunity to ask a question of what kind of people they really are, what kind of state Wisconsin will become and whether this country will become one that doesn’t fully fund education or invest in the future.

“What we really need in Wisconsin from this day forward is more courage and less fear,” Kagen said.

Kagen also told the crowd not to be dispirited by the recall election after working so hard and thinking they need a break.

“Forget about that idea, move up, move up,” Kagen said. “I’m still standing. We’re still standing.”

Kagen also encouraged delegates to go out and stimulate the economy of his hometown, but warned them the Appleton Police are quite proficient at nabbing those who are walking crooked. He added that one would have thought officers would have nabbed the guv and some of his cronies by now, jabbing Walker over the ongoing John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County.

Listen to the speech.

-- By JR Ross


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