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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-03-08 09:55 PM
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44. I don't mean anything about experience
It's judgment. Nobody really cares about experience when they believe the other person doesn't get "it." Most people don't care about Obama's experience or perceived lack of it, they care about what he brings to the table. And if you can make people think that John McCain is a disaster who can't even make a decent VP pick, that's a good thing. Obama picked up on this when he said "John McCain is a good man, he just doesn't get it."

The key is to show just why he doesn't get "it." Experience and issues really don't matter in elections. People will vote for the person who they think looks good and sounds like they know what they are talking about, and who they feel will look after their best interests. People who are strong Dems or strong Repubs will have certain litmus tests, but a lot of people really don't. If you notice during 2006, populist Dems whipped some ass, even on more experienced opponents. People like Jon Tester and Jim Webb beat career entrenched and cash rich Republicans in Red States, because people simply believed they would look out for their interests more. In the end, if people are comfortable with Obama's personality - it appears they are- plus they think he looks out for their interests, he'll win. It helps that it's a big Dem year like 2006 too.
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