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renie408 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-05 12:17 PM
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30. The key isn't to try to screw all the diversity into a single sound byte
But to fashion a sound byte that covers all the diversity. Find a message that the diverse aspects of this party can look to and say, "Hey, you know, this guy isn't my guy 100%. But I can live with him because I know he stands for me best over all."

I understand what you are saying, I just don't know what to do about it. I also think that a lot of what we see here (please don't hurt me)on the DU does not in any way represent the vast majority of Democrats. I think the vast majority of Democrats just want to feel heard and have a basic 'we are all in this together' philosophy about the world. They are NOT one issue voters. They are lazy voters who will be attracted to an attractive, cohesive message that represents a platform that they can understand. So, yeah, we need a good message generating machine. We need candidates that are not 'lofty', if you know what I mean. A big part of Bush's appeal to voters is that they feel that he is approachable and 'just like them'. Why in god's name every Bubba in this country thinks that somebody just like them is qualified to run this country, I have NO idea. But they do.

The iron IS ripe for striking right now. But it needs to be struck with the right note. I don't really think we need to attack the GOP right now so much as we need to offer a foil for them. But to do that, we need a message that covers us, the Democratic Party, as a whole.
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