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Infinite Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 12:53 PM
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8. LOL
People aren't going to be more likely to check out the record and positions of a candidate who sounds like a "terrorist" as you said. Any voter who cares enough to check the positions of a candidate on their own will do so anyway. Those who won't will only be less likely to check out the positions of someone with a controversial name.

Sometimes we view things through our own lens. Those of us on here who are politically active would surely follow your view and become curious and be more likely to check out the candidates' positions. Those who don't follow politics, however, are of a different mold and tend to use any "excuse" to rule out a candidate. If a candidate for any reason doesn't make them "feel" good, they'll discard him from consideration. Remember most voters tend to tune into candidates' positions in the last 1-2 months. Their "research" amounts to campaign commercials, news, late night comedy shows, and debates. They aren't going to go out of their way to research him just because of his last name. They instead take their impressions from mass media.
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