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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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  -I think Obama's middle & last names will become an asset, not a liability mtnsnake  Dec-05-06 11:12 AM   #0 
  - Also think of the opportunity  Taverner   Dec-05-06 11:14 AM   #1 
  - exactimundo  mtnsnake   Dec-05-06 11:15 AM   #2 
  - Making people who already support him support him more doesn't get him far...  Infinite Hope   Dec-05-06 12:45 PM   #7 
  - Assuming the American people will take the time to know anyone?  kentuck   Dec-05-06 11:21 AM   #3 
  - Yup, that's my point. His name alone will be enough to make people learn  mtnsnake   Dec-05-06 11:26 AM   #4 
     - I think their curiosity about him will, however, make them come to a decision  Tiggeroshii   Dec-05-06 12:34 PM   #6 
     - LOL  Infinite Hope   Dec-05-06 12:53 PM   #8 
  - .  Hav   Dec-05-06 12:30 PM   #5 
  - Maybe we could just call him 'Bama ...  dbaker41   Dec-05-06 04:04 PM   #9 

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