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Sun Jul 22, 2012, 09:14 AM

2. an interesting thesis that validates the rove/shrub strategy of appealing only to the base

if partisanship squeezes down true swing voters down to a minimum, then for every 100 potential voters (only half of whom may actually vote), the best electoral strategy is to give up spending spending a lot of money and effort to get 3 instead of 2 votes from the 10 or so of potential voters who haven't made up their minds and to focus on getting 25 instead of 20 from of the 45 of potential voters who are already on your side to actually get out and vote.

which, of course, leads to even more partisanship....

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