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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #47)

Tue May 8, 2012, 07:46 PM

48. Jock Presidents, Senators, etc are pretty common

Heck, Bill Bradley is in the Basketball Hall of Fame!

Politicians don't trash jocks. They try to appeal to them. I'm talking about how rank and file democrats can avoid making the democratic party less appealing to independent or switchable republican men. These people interact with democrats in many places. They're coworkers, neighbors, people in the community, and, yes, even on the internet at sites like this one. Every slam against jocks, athleticism, or sports needlessly turns away these people. "Needlessly" because there is nothing inherently republican OR democratic about these interests. For example, it's not like slamming the anti-science crowd. If you're anti-science you're going to find a lot more to agree with in the republican party than the democratic party.

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